Woman found in Cape Fear River identified

Monday, May 28, 2012
Heather Nicole Smith

Heather Nicole Smith

On Monday, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office released the identity of a woman whose body was found floating in the Cape Fear River Sunday afternoon.

Thirty-year-old Heather Nicole Smith, of the 800 block of Flaming Star Drive in Linden, was positively identified by her tattoos and by the jewelry that was found on her body.

Fayetteville Police first responded to a 911 call around 1 p.m. Sunday when a person reported a floating body in the river.

A medical examiner's report said the cause of Smith's death could not be determined on Monday.

No additional information was released.

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