Authorities recover body from under bridge

July 18, 2008 2:26:55 PM PDT
Officials successfully excavated a body found under a Fayetteville bridge Thursday.

Efforts continued into Thursday night and resumed Friday morning.

A homeless man made the discovery Thursday.

It took authorities more than a day to remove the partially buried body from under the Grove Street Bridge, due to unstable ravine walls.

Investigators confirm the body is a white female and she may have been there for a week or more.

The remains are being sent to the medical examiner in Chapel Hill for a positive ID and to determine a cause of death.