Murder investigation; drivers report woman found on N.C. 133

Posted by Debra Worley - email

ROCKY POINT, NC (WECT) - Passing drivers called 911 when they saw the body of a young woman lying on the side of N.C. 133 in Rocky Point.

"There's a woman lying on the side of the road, and it looks like she's been hit by a car," one motorist told 911 dispatch operators.  Another said it looked like the woman was sleeping with her hand under her head.

"You need to get someone over here real quick," a caller told 911 operators.  "She's bleeding.  I think she's dead."

Authorities say the body found Sunday morning was that of 23-year-old Tiffany Louise Dawkins. According to the medical examiner, she died of gunshot wounds.

The Pender County Sheriff's Office say they found Dawkins near the Cape Fear Elementary and Middle School.

Pender County authorities continue to investigate and have released little information at this time.

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