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Search for Vannewkirk, identification of body found continue


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today officers continue to search for Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who has been missing since early last month.

Evangelous says police also hope to ID the body the found in Pender County originally thought may have been Vannewkirk very soon. He confirmed the body is a woman.

James Opelton Bradley is charged with Vannewkirk's murder, despite the fact that she's still missing. Investigators say he is also a person of interest in the death of the unidentified woman.

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