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Body discovered in Edgecombe County

Posted March 7, 2009 4:38 p.m. EST
Updated March 8, 2009 7:28 a.m. EDT

— Edgecombe County sheriff’s deputies were investigating after a woman's body was found Saturday morning off Marriott Farm Road, near Battleboro.

People riding four-wheelers spotted the body of an African-American woman in the woods and called 911 around 10:40 a.m.

Deputies said the woman was approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed around 150 pounds. She had short hair.

A cause of death has not been determined. The body was taken to the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Deputies said they have a possible identification, pending confirmation by the medical examiner.

Anyone with information about the body was asked to call the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office at 252-641-7911.