Posted 9:52 pm, 09/14/2018
Deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office found a dead woman Tuesday in the woods off Faith Lane in Yadkinville, authorities said Friday.
The victim was identified as Pattie Ball Nixon, 76, of Advance, the sheriff's office said. Nixon's body was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy.
Nixon's death is being investigated as a homicide, the sheriff's office said. The deputies conducted a welfare check on Nixon before they discovered her body.
Investigators learned that Nixon's vehicle, a 2000 Honda Accord sedan, had been stolen, the sheriff's office said. The vehicle has a N.C. registration plate of XZK-9493.
The State Bureau of Investigation and the Davie County's Sheriff's Office are assisting in the investigation.
Anyone with information about Nixon's death or the whereabouts of her vehicle can call the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office at 336-679-4217.