Woman killed after Internet meeting

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio Nineteen-year-old Nicole Alloway of Spring Hope, NC was reported missing to the Portsmouth Police Department on July 10. Spring Hope is located northeast of Raleigh near Rocky Mount.

Family members said they had not heard from Alloway since early June.

Authorities identified her body on July 20 using dental records. Her body was discovered July 12 in a creek near Otway, which is 78 miles south of Columbus. A cause of death has not been determined.

According to a Columbus television station, Alloway, who is a single mother of two, left her children and traveled to Portsmouth to meet a man she had chatted with on the Internet for about six months.

Apparently, that friendship lasted less than two weeks after she arrived in Portsmouth.

Alloway reportedly met a second man who was later arrested with stolen property that belonged to her.

After interviewing both men, police said neither is a suspect in the case.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Scioto County Sheriff's Office at (740) 354-7566.

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