Woman Found in Pond Wasn't Murdered

MAY 24, 2006 -- Police say a woman found dead in a golf course pond wasn't murdered.   But they also haven't said for certain that it was a case of suicide.

A maintenance worker discovered the body floating in a pond near the fifth hole of Pine Valley Country Club in Wilmington.  Police revealed Wednesday the name of the woman. She is 50-year-old Rita Stefureac who had been missing from Carolina Beach since last week.

We spoke with residents who live near where the body was found. They say they knew Stefureak and that she had spoken about suicide before.  Police won't confirm that yet, but they have said this isn't a case of homicide.