Robeson County authorities investigate after 20-year-old woman is found dead in field

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LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – A woman was found dead in a field Friday in Lumberton, according to Robeson County deputies.

Deputies responded to Moses Road in Lumberton around 6:25 p.m. Friday in reference to a deceased woman, a press release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said Elizabeth Leigh Locklear, 20, of Lumberton, was found dead in a field beside the road. Someone who lives in the area found Locklear, the sheriff’s office said.

It was determined after a preliminary autopsy that there were no indications that Locklear’s death was a homicide, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division is investigating the case. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call (910) 671-3170 or (910) 671-3100. Count on News13 for updates.

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