The autopsy is complete on Laura Ackerson of Kinston, but the findings are decidedly incomplete. The Kinston Free Press reported Wednesday that the medical examiner could not conclude what killed Ackerson, the Kinston mother of two who disappeared in July.
Her remains were found in a creek in Texas, and the report says the waterlogged remains were decaying. That complicates a medical examiner being able to determine what killed the slain mother.
Ackerson's ex-boyfriend and his new wife, Grant and Amanda Hayes, remain behind bars in Raleigh, charged with Ackerson's murder.