NASH COUNTY, NC (WITN) Nash county Sheriff Keith Stone said Wednesday evening that a decomposing body found by a Department of Transportation worker on Tuesday is that of a Nash County woman missing since Friday.
Stone said an autopsy confirmed the body is that of 38-year-old Diana Keel, which he believes had been in the woods since she disappeared on March 9.
The remains were found in a wooded area in Leggett, about 30 miles from Keel's home.
The death is being investigated as a homicide by Stone did not specify a cause of death.
Stone said, "Definitely there's a killer on the loose and we're doing everything we can."
Stone said that Keel's husband, who he says is cooperating with authorities, is considered a person of interest in her death, but he was free to go after being questioned by deputies Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Nash County Sheriff's Office at 252-459- 4121
Authorities have found a body they believe belongs to a Nash County woman who has been missing since Friday.
Deputies say 38-year-old Diana Keel was last seen by her husband sometime Friday.
During a news conference Tuesday Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said a Department of Transportation worker located a decomposing woman's body in a rural area of Edgecombe County just outside Tarboro.
The body was not positively identified and Stone said it will be sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Although a cause of death for the woman has not been determined, Stone said "there is definitely foul play involved."
Keel's husband was being questioned Tuesday evening, but he has not been charged in connection with the case.
Stone there had been calls for service to the home for "communication problems" and "small domestic issues" but he did not give further details.
Anybody with information is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff's Office at 252-459-4121.