ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has launched a homicide investigation after a woman's body was found in a canal.
Sheriff Ken Sealey says a man was looking for a missing relative on Holly Swamp Church Road off Highway 72 Sunday morning, but had no luck. What he found instead was the body of 23-year-old Lauren Holmes of Lumberton in the canal.
She had been reported missing by her family Saturday night. Sheriff Sealey says it appears she was shot to death.
The woman's death is being investigated by the Homicide and Major Crimes Division. No arrests have been made so far.