Wife of missing Granville County man found dead

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Wife of missing Granville County man found dead
Lillian Terry was found dead Saturday. Her husband has been missing for over a year

GRANVILLE COUNTY (WTVD) -- The wife of a missing Granville County man was found dead Saturday in the Grassy Creek area. Lillian Terry was found floating near the shoreline around 4 p.m. Authorities said it appeared she had been there for several days.

Her husband, John Terry, vanished over a year ago. Granville County deputies don't expect to find him alive but continue to investigate.

His employer reported him missing Sept. 9, 2015, when the 57-year-old veteran UPS driver from Bullock didn't show up for work.

The day before, John, who'd filed for separation from his wife Lillian Terry, missed their court hearing.

Authorities ruled it a homicide and searched their home multiple times.

Lillian spoke to ABC11 in October 2015 about her husband's disappearance. She said she didn't know where he was and was still holding out hope he would make it back home.

"I don't understand why they're giving me such a hard time because I've never been in any trouble," she told ABC11. "I mean, can you see me killing somebody? I mean look at me. If anybody knows anything I wish they would let us know."

Court records show John had accused Lillian of having an affair and tampering with his bottle of Mountain Dew.

Lillian's attorney said she denied those allegations and that it was John who was seeing a masseuse in Durham.

Read more about John's disappearance.

Deputies are actively investigating.

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