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NEW INFO: Police Release ID Of Woman Found Dead Near Restaurant

Jacksonville police have released the name of a woman who was discovered dead next to a drive-through restaurant on Tuesday.

Betty Hobbs was found in her vehicle, in a gravel driveway next to the Sonic Drive-Thru on Lejeune Boulevard around 6:00 p.m. Police say they are still investigating the 60-year-old woman's death and are awaiting autopsy results.

The woman's obituary says she was a cafeteria worker for the Onslow County School System. Her funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Bethany Baptist Church.


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Jacksonville police say they're investigating the unattended death of a person near a drive-through restaurant on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Beth Purcell would only say the person appeared to be alone when they died and the death doesn't seem to be anything suspicious, but their investigation is continuing. It happened adjacent to the Sonic Drive-Thru on Lejeune Boulevard.

Purcell would not release the time of the death, whether the person was a man or woman, or the victim's age. That information is public information under North Carolina's Open Record Law.

The general manager of the restaurant said it did not happen on their property, but in a gravel driveway next to the business.

A family member says the victim was a woman who was in her vehicle when she died. A nearby business owner says it happened around 6:00 p.m.

Police do say they are awaiting on an autopsy on the victim.


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