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Woman's Body Found in Fayetteville

Posted November 27, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a Hope Mills woman.

Authorities say someone murdered 50-year-old Patricia Lapinske, but they are not sure how she died.

Someone found Lapinskes' badly decomposed body in a wooded area on C street early Saturday morning.

Police believe she had been dead for several days and are awaiting autopsy results.