Wednesday, 28 July 2021 12:17

Hamlet woman found dead near Ellerbe

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ELLERBE — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the case of a woman found dead over the weekend.

The Richmond County 911 Center received a call at 12:31 a.m. Sunday of a person lying beside the road near the ramp to Haywood Cemetery Road from U.S. 220, according to a press release issued just after noon on Wednesday.

Deputies and EMS responded and reportedly found the body of 53-year-old Lorie Ann Campbell (Cagle) of Myers Lane in Hamlet.

Investigators say emergency responders initially believed she had been hit by a vehicle, but add that evidence found during the investigation led them to believe her death was intentional and the case is considered a homicide.

Anyone who noticed a white female with a dog walking along U.S. 220 anytime Saturday is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 910-997-8283 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.