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UPDATED: Body found on Kure Beach identified


KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) - Police now say the woman who was found dead on the beach Wednesday is 44-year-old Leanne Tracy Bulutoglu. She was also known as Leanne Moodie. She lived at Kure Beach. The cause of her death is still pending the Medical Examiner's autopsy and report.


KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A woman's body was found on Pleasure Island early this morning. Kure Beach Police say they were called out around 7 a.m. to the beach strand on the 500 block of South Fort Fisher Drive. When they arrived they found a body of a white woman in her 40s.

Our cameras caught investigators searching this home near where the body was found, but police told us and neighbors very little.

"I asked a couple of the officers what was going on and didn't get much response," David Stevens. "One officer said, 'Oh, a big mess,' and another officer said just, 'Some stuff going on.'"

The victim has been tentatively identified, but the name is being withheld until the family is notified. There is no word if foul play is being suspect.

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