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Missing woman's family thought it had closure it needed

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A Wilmington family says the bones found off River Road last month are likely their loved one, but they're still waiting for official confirmation and don't understand why it's taking so long.

Priscilla Rogers went missing in mid-June, and her family launched a nationwide search for her. But when a set of female remains were found off River Road about two weeks ago, her brother Larry says detectives were almost certain they belonged to the 41 year-old.

Priscilla Rogers was last seen at her home on 9th and Queen Streets in Wilmington. Larry Rogers says she was a drug addict and would frequently go weeks without checking in, but a month after she went missing, with still no word, he knew something bad had happened. About six months later, a man walking in the woods found the set of bones.

While there's still no official identification of the remains, Larry Rogers says a local medical examiner told him they are "99.9 percent" sure the bones are Priscilla based on a comparison of a previous CAT scan to the skull found in the woods and other physical characteristics.

"It's been hell," Larry Rogers said. "I've taken off work for a week. My sister's taken off work, stopped her business for a week. I've got people coming in. I've got people knocking on my door all night long asking me what's going on, when is the funeral."

A Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman said today that there is still no confirmation of the bones' identity from the medical examiners office in Chapel Hill. She said anything that could have been told to Larry Rogers by detectives may have been said to prepare the family for the possibility of a positive ID. Larry Rogers says he and his family just want to know if they can bury their sister or continue their search for her.

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who KILLED MY MOMA

Im her only son ..she still living ...... middle fingers to the killers .... I am Scilla SON

chuckie cheese; you will be

chuckie cheese; you will be missed so much! you were on of the funniest persons i ever knew! just wish the truth will come out! love ya girly! may god bless the family.

from the rogers family in philly

Sorrowfully we give our sympathy to larry, bev, and the entire rogers family from cousin sonnie and children and sherryl. Love yall and see you soon.

Jesus Christ People!!!

JESUS CHRIST PEOPLE!!! Leave the poor woman alone. Yes, she does have plenty of incoherent sentences and atrocious spelling (spell check woman - would make you much more credible!). Yet, she just lost a family member and want the whole ordeal done and completed with. AND YES, it is kinda questioning where were they during the drug taking period, but they lost a family member so let her grieve in her own way - even if it is putting the blame not where it is belonging - it is not affecting you one bit of an ounce by her writing a statement on this board. Are you so board, lonely or just plain jerkiness to put someone down because you are unsatisfied with your own life? Grow up people. And for the sister - sorry for the loss, but YOU need to learn to take care of family members when they are alive and quite blaming others for doing their job.

Rest In Peace

It doesnt matter what kind of life you lead. Yes, she was a drug addict but that does not give anyone the right to kill her. God will deal with the person or persons responsible for this terrible crime. May the family have peace.. I attended school with Priscilla and she was a very funny person..

Chuck E. Cheese :)

Priscilla you will be missed.... You had some problems in life but everyone on the Southside will miss you and your laugh and smile and your Songs........... R.I.P

family of missing woman

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Have patience. Whatever is happening will all work out. It must be difficult to deal with. May this lady rest in peace. May God be with you and bless you.

Bring her home

It is sad that it takes the medical examiner to release my cousin body.I am quite sure if she wassomeone else that had money or someone else that had adifferent occupation it would have been done with promptness. Me and my family live out of town I had taken off from work and made my plans to come home my children are sad with greef about there cousin and the answer that I give them is not enough they don't understand. This says alot about medical examiners when they come to there decision making.

You have GOT to be kidding!

Do you want them to be 100% certain of identification and cause of death....or will you settle for a coin toss?

SAD

I think it's SAD that you are blaming a medical examiner when you should be blaming maybe (your family for not helping her, her for not helping herself, maybe a killer). Why is always someone else's fault!

Your complaint has no merit.

"It is sad that it takes the medical examiner to release my cousin body."

>It was ME's office where the bones were sent after being discovered. Who did you think was going to release them?

"I am quite sure if she wassomeone else that had money or someone else that had adifferent occupation it would have been done with promptness."

>Let's see...her bones were discovered in late December 2009 and just a few short weeks later, they were identified as being your cousin and released to the family. I'd say that's pretty darn fast. Who or who didn't have "money" has absolutely nothing to do with it.

"Me and my family live out of town I had taken off from work and made my plans to come home my children are sad with greef about there cousin and the answer that I give them is not enough they don't understand."

>Learning to use spell check and proper grammar will serve you well in the future.

It's sad your cousin died. Life has thrown you a curve ball. But don't play the "race" card or "money" card. I'd say the ME's office did a great job of closing the identification part of the case. I suggest you focus your attention on helping the police department apprehend the killer(s) if, in fact, she was murdered.

"Complaint has no merit"

Some empathy would be nice.

You would think...

That a family would be grateful that people are working to identify the body and not complain about how long it takes...and know how to spell grief!

They have to be sure and it

They have to be sure and it takes time, commenting that the economic background has something to do with the release is crazy. They have a specific set of guidelines to follow and he seems to be doing his job fairly quickly, look how long it took on the other women found last year. You are just jumping the gun and throwing mud at nothing. You have a right to grieve, but you should be thankful you will have closure, thousand of people are still wondering where there loved ones are.

Are you kidding me

It was bones, they have to test them and make sure that is who they think they have as well as only one set and not that of numerous people. Do you think that they are doing this because of who she was and how much money she made? It is ridiculous that you can try to turn the blame and anger on someone else. Where were all of the angry family members for the last decade when she was wandering the streets using drugs.