Woman Shot Dead Outside Abandoned Restaurant

BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- Brunswick County Sheriff Department is looking for the person who killed a woman at a restaurant early Tuesday morning.

Carla Bussard, 36, was found dead in the parking lot of Becky's, an abandoned seafood restaurant on Highway 211 between Supply and Bolton.

Sheriff Ron Hewett said Bussard was shot at close range.

According to Hewett, Bussard was last seen with a man she called "Wayne." Authorities believed that "Wayne" was the killer.

"Wayne" is described as a white male, 5-foot-9-inches to 6-foot tall, 160 to 170 pounds. He has sandy blonde hair in a ponytail, and has a scraggly goatee.

Anybody with information on the murder should contact Brunswick County Sheriff Department. Authorities are offering a substantial reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer