Sat Oct 23, 2021

Investigators find body in Cape Fear River near Riegelwood; ‘foul play’ suspected

Members of the Columbus County Sheriff's Office prepare to put a diver in the Cape Fear River at the N.C. 11 bridge near Riegelwood Aug. 21. Boats using sonar saw several images worth checking out with a diver. Staff file photo by Les High

Investigators located a body in the Cape Fear River near Riegelwood Saturday morning.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday that it was working with the Columbus County Sheriff’s office to search for a possible body in the river near N.C. 11. The search resumed Saturday morning

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