Woman found floating in Cape Fear River identified

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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Kristen Stone
Kristen Stone

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says a woman found floating in in the Cape Fear River August 10 has been identified as 19-year-old Kristen Lee Stone.

She was originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina but had most recently been living in Greenville.

Her body was found by a fisherman tangled in a tree near Carvers Falls Road.

It's still not clear how she died. Deputies said the medical examiner is waiting for lab results.

Deputies also want to talk with anyone who can help them piece together what happened to Stone and how her body ended up in the water. Please contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500 or Crimestoppers (910) 483-8477.