The RNC confirmed this afternoon that the case of a woman found dead in a Paradise field on Wednesday is now a homicide investigation.
The body of Patricia Rice was found next to the McDonald’s on Topsail Road that afternoon.
Police had previously said the death was suspicious.
They now say that no further details will be released as the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).