ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Some people in Rocky Mount, N.C., are upset with the slow pace of investigation concerning the deaths of six women and the disappearance of three others.
Nine women have disappeared in the Rocky Mount area since 2005.
Six bodies have been found. The other three women remain missing.
State and local police set up a task force in June, after the body of 31-year-old Jarneice Hargrove was found behind a burned-out house.
The FBI joined the investigation last month.
Police have not said if they suspect a serial killer.
Sheriff James Knight says he can't talk about the investigation.
But Stephanie Jones, a nursing student, says she thinks the cases are a low priority because many of the victims were prostitutes.
She's set up an organization to raise money to publicize the slayings.
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