Police found 54-year-old Betty Overby Carey dead inside her Wesley Drive home around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Relatives had reported that they had not seen Carey for several days.
Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen is not saying much about the case, other than that he is sure that the victim died as an act of homicide.
Allen did say, however, that the police department needs the public's help in finding Carey's car, which was discovered missing. Investigators are looking for a 1985 Blue Oldsmobile Cutlass with North Carolina license plate
"We think it's going to be that we locate that car and we hope it will contain evidence that will help us gain more information in our investigation," Allen said.
Carey's body was sent to the chief medical examiner's office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy that police say would help answer the cause and time of death.
The police department has also asked for assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information should contact the Henderson Police Department at
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