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Body of missing woman found in Fayetteville creek

by Tom Sissom | May 16, 2022 at 6:51 a.m.
A NEBCO Fire Department truck is shown in this 2017 file photo.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville firefighters on Friday found and recovered from Town Branch Creek the body of a 28-year-old woman who had been reported as missing on May 5.

According to information from the Fayetteville Police Department's Facebook page, the body of Shelby Ratliff was found around 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police said their initial investigation indicated Ratliff died in a drowning related to the severe weather in the area past week.

Ratliff had initially been reported as missing after leaving the Fayetteville entertainment district around 2 a.m. May 5. Police said she was dropped off at a local apartment complex a short time later by a local ride-hailing service.


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