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Body Found in Vance County

Posted March 14, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Road crew workers made a grisly discovery Friday when they unearthed some human bones about two miles south of Kittrell near the Wake County-Vance County line.

Workers discovered a human skull in a wooded area just of U.S. Highway 1 and called the sheriff's department. When deputies arrived, they found more human bones scattered around the area.

WRAL-TV5'sMark Robertsspoke with Vance County Sheriff Thomas Breedlove just before noon Friday. Breedlove said he suspects foul play.

The sheriff added that his officers have obtained a full set of teeth which will help them identify the remains. He said it appeared to be the body of a woman, based on some personal items that were found at the scene, but that they could not be positive until a medical examiner's report is completed.

Breedlove said there are no missing persons registered in Vance County of that seem to match these remains.