NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – The identity of a woman, whose body was found in the basement of a vacant New Bern home, is now known.
53-year-old Cynthia Blair George’s body was discovered on Wednesday, November 25th. Her last known address was in Snead’s Ferry.
An autopsy completed at Vidant Medical Center lists her death as suspicious.
According to state records, she had several past convictions in Carteret, Onslow and Pender counties including DWI.
If you have any information that might be helpful to the investigation, contact New Bern Police at 252-633-2020.
Police in New Bern are reaching out to the public to help them identify a woman, whose body was discovered in the basement of a vacant New Bern home.
It happened Wednesday, November 25th around 9:20 a.m. in the 200 block of Pollock Street.
An autopsy was completed at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. and is listed as a suspicious death.
Officers say the female is described as a white female, between the ages of 20-30, about 5’3″ – 5’5″ and weighing around 130-150lbs. She has dirty blonde hair and a tatoo on her left ankle that reads “Love, Laugh, Live”. She’s also had some dental work and wisdom teeth have been removed. She’s also had hip surgery.
If you have any information about her identity, contact New Bern Police at 252-636-5034.
Police are treating the discovery of a body in the basement of a vacant New Bern home as an unattended death investigation.
It happened Wednesday around 9:20 a.m. in the 200 block of Pollock Street.
The SBI is now assisting the New Bern Police Department after a body was found in a vacant building in historic downtown New Bern.
Investigators say the person is hard to identify at this time because of the state of decomposition. The person was wrapped in a blanket and was in a crawl space that is accessible from the outside of the home. Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas says there is more work to be done before information can be released.
“The plan is to remove the body from the scene, the body will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an examination will be conducted to make further determinations as to the cause of death,” said District Attorney Scott Thomas.
The home was previously a bed and breakfast called “It Must Be Heaven”. The owners of that property could not be reached. The house is listed for sale online although a sign is not visible on the house. We reached out to the listing real estate agent but did not hear back.
Police say they are not releasing an identity as this time because they’re not sure who it was. They’re working to find out how that person died and then notify the family. If anyone has any information they’re asked to call the New Bern Police Department.
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