NC teen found dead in Cape Fear River, sheriff’s office says

Kristen Stone (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help solve what happened to a 19-year-old woman whose body was found August 10 in the Cape Fear River.

The body of Kristen Lee Stone, of Greenville, was pulled from the river after a fisherman found the body floating in the river. Stone was originally from Jacksonville.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team used the Fayetteville Fire Department’s boat to recover the body.

Detectives began an investigation into identifying the unknown female that night.

An autopsy was performed August 11, to determine the cause of death. The results of the autopsy are still pending further lab analysis.

Detectives investigating the case are requesting anyone with information about Kristen Stone to please contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or Crimestoppers (910) 483-8477.


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