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FIRST ON 3: Judge finds enough probable cause to proceed in Bradley murder case
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:13pm.

videoIt took two days and testimony from several witnesses, but a judge says there is enough probable cause to continue the murder case against James Bradley. He's charged with killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who disappeared from downtown Wilmington April 5 and hasn't been seen since.

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Bradley probable cause hearing to continue Friday morning
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:35pm.

videoA probable cause hearing for a man accused of killing a woman whose body has not been found and is suspected in the death of a woman whose body was found recently will continue Friday morning.

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Body found in Pender Co. confirmed as Elisha Tucker
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:39pm.

videoWilmington Police say remains found in Pender County last month are a Leland woman missing since last year. WPD says the Medical Examiner's Office in Greenville determined the remains found April 29 off Hoover Road near Hampstead are the remains Elisha Marie Tucker, 34.

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Search for Vannewkirk, identification of body found continue
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:27pm.

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

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How does a convicted murderer go free?
Submitted by Chris Brown on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:22pm.

videoNo one saw this coming. Just when we thought there were answers, the search for Shannon Rippy continues on. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Thursday that a body found in Pender County Tuesday turned out not to be the body of Rippy.

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Body found in Pender not missing woman, suspect still charged with murder
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:45pm.

videoWilmington Police say a body found earlier this week in Pender County is likely not that of a Wilmington woman missing for several weeks.

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Man convicted of killing child charged with murder of missing Shannon Rippy
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:59pm.

videoThe search for a missing woman might have ended Tuesday night, but not the way family and friends had hoped. Last night police accused James Bradley, who was convicted of a 1988 murder, of killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk.

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