Body of missing swimmer found

Shelia Elizabeth Hathcock (Image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

December 29, 2011 11:20:46 AM PST
Police say they've recovered the body of a woman who witnesses say stripped down to her underwear and went swimming in the Cape Fear River December 23.

Shelia Elizabeth Hathcock, 44, swam for a while near the Person Street Bridge around 8:45 a.m. before being swept away by the current.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team recovered the body Thursday afternoon.

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