- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a truck parked in a cemetery near New Bern and the victim’s boyfriend later shot and killed himself while being questioned.

Pitt County sheriff’s spokeswoman Christy Wallace tells local media outlets that authorities received a missing persons report when 49-year-old Loretta Woolard did not show up for work Wednesday.

Her body was found wrapped in a blanket in the truck about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies went to Woolard’s home in Vaceboro and questioned her long-time boyfriend, 62-year-old Asia Vandiford.

Wallace says while deputies were there, Vandiford took a gun and shot himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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