Rowland, N.C. — A physique was discovered within the woods alongside Freeway 710 in Robeson County on Monday as crews carried out an investigation after discovering belongings of a lacking lady in that space.
Jessica Lawrence, a 42-year-old mom of three who labored at Cape Worry Valley Medical Heart in Fayetteville, has been lacking for weeks. She was final seen at her house in St. Pauls on Sept. 26 when a probation officer stopped by to see her boyfriend.
After discovering the physique, Sheriff Burnis Wilkins contacted Lawrence’s dad and mom to request her dental data to assist decide whether or not or not the physique belongs to her.
Officers discovered the physique off Tom M. Highway between Rowland and Pembroke. The physique is in such dangerous form that they’re having bother making an identification. Officers mentioned neither the race or gender of the physique has not been confirmed.
Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, after her boyfriend Michael Brayboy, a recognized intercourse offender, was arrested throughout a site visitors cease whereas driving her automobile on Oct. 14 in Purple Springs. Officers mentioned Monday he’s an individual of curiosity within the case.
Because the preliminary report of Lawrence’s disappearance, investigators have executed a number of search warrants and utilized air help and floor personnel for looking areas of concern. Investigators have additionally carried out interviews all through the county and neighboring counties.
“Now we have cause to imagine foul play is concerned. Clearly we will’t talk about particulars of the place the investigation is at this level however many leads have been established and proof has been obtained,” mentioned Wilkins. “We’re asking for the general public’s help with reference to anybody that noticed Brayboy within the automobile described or might have seen him with Lawrence round September 26.”