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Sheriff: Woman’s body found in suitcase alongside river

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Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 8:15 AM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a woman’s body has been found inside a suitcase near a river.

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker says a witness contacted Raleigh police Monday morning and reported seeing a body along a section of the Neuse River Trail. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

A cause of death wasn’t immediately released. Baker declined to say whether the body is that of 28-year-old Brittany Smith, a pregnant woman who was reported missing Thursday.

Brittany Samone Smith
Brittany Samone Smith(Wake County Sheriff's Office)

Baker says the investigation is ongoing.

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