Pregnant woman killed, found dead in car in ditch near Wayne County intersection

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A pregnant woman was found dead in a car Wednesday night, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

In a news release, Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce said deputies found 29-year-old Cassia Renee Duval in the car in a ditch near the intersection of Pikeville-Princeton Road and Nahunta Road around 11:15 p.m.

Pierce said Duval's death is being investigated as a homicide, however, the details of her death are still under investigation.

Duval's unborn child did not survive.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office believes this to be an isolated incident.

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