The body of Lauren Maria Jenkins, 17, who went missing after she was involved in a car accident in North Raleigh late Friday night, has been found, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said.
The teenager’s body was found during the day Sunday by a pond in a wooded area off West Lake Court in Raleigh, close to the scene of the crash, Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Jones said Sunday.
Jones did not say whether investigators suspect foul play. He said the State Highway Patrol asked the Sheriff’s Office to help search the area where the teen went missing. A search dog picked up a scent near two ponds off Leesville Road at about the same time a neighbor found the body.
The accident was at the intersection of Leesville Road and Oneal Road.
Jones said Jenkins’ body will sent to the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death. He said the investigation is ongoing.
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