Police: Body found in Wilson is Speight

So far, police haven't publicly identified the body. However, family members of 23-year-old Courtney Speight said it is her.

August 17, 2012 11:34:47 AM PDT
Authorities in Wilson confirmed Friday that the body found in a local creek earlier this week is Courtney Speight. The 23-year-old's body was found Wednesday in Contentnea Creek by someone fishing in the area. She was last seen Aug. 11 wearing a shirt given to her by her employer, Sheetz.

Shortly after the body was discovered, Speight's family members said it was her.

"Well, we know that the shirt that they showed us is the shirt that she had on when she was last seen," said a family member.

Speight's family haven't said whether they thought she was murdered, but they are calling for answers.

"I'm just ready to hear what happened," said a family member. "How did she die, and what was the cause of her death."

Authorities said Friday that Speight's cause of death remains undetermined until the autopsy is complete.

The Wilson Police Department is asking anyone with information on the investigation to contact the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.

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