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Services Set For Greenville Woman Found Dead In Cape Fear River

Memorial services have been announced for Joanne Dacuno of Greenville. She was found in the Cape Fear River in Wilmington on Sunday.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service in Snow Hill. Interment will follow at the Rainbow Cemetery.

A visitation is planned for Friday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Wilmington Police say they will not be able to make a final determination on Dacuno's death until toxicology tests come back.


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Wilmington police say drowning is the apparent cause of death for a Greenville woman who was found in the Cape Fear River on Sunday.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday on the body of Joanne Dacuno. Police say there was no trauma found on the body, nor were there any obvious signs of foul play, according to the autopsy.

Dacuno was last heard from early Saturday morning when she used her cell phone. Base on witness accounts, police have determined that the woman was intoxicated that morning. Around 7:30 a.m. a couple walking along the river found the victim's purse.

A final determination on her cause of death won't be available until toxicology results come back.


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Authorities say the person who was found dead in the Cape Fear River Sunday was from Greenville.

Wilmington Police Monday identified the woman as 26-year-old Joanne Fostanes Dacuno of Greenville. Her body was found around 12:50 p.m. across from the Wilmington Riverside Hilton.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.


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