STATESVILLE, NC (FOX 46) - The body of a woman discovered in a creek Wednesday afternoon in Statesville could be a local woman who was reported missing by family nearly two weeks ago.
"I still don't have my sister. I still have no answers and now they've found a body and I still don't have answers," the missing woman's sister Lisa Harris said.
Just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday June 14, police officers were called to Rolling Lane at Diamond Street in regards to the discovery of a body.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a deceased black woman in a creek behind a residence at the corner of Diamond St. and Rolling Ln. The Criminal Investigations division responded to the scene and began a follow up investigation.
The body was partially submerged in the creek, authorities said. It took several hours for investigators to get to the woman and process the difficult crime scene location.
The body was transported from the scene and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed at Baptist Hospital tomorrow.
The identity of the deceased female is not known at this time, police said. It is still too early to speculate on whether this is the missing woman, Deborah Sabra who was reported missing on June 1, 2017.
The family tells FOX 46 Charlotte there are other ways to identify the body, so the family could stop living in limbo. Harris pointing to a flyer she printed out and put all over the Statesville neighborhood says:
"She never took that ring off! That belong to her mother. She had a blue jacket, with a blue zip up jacket and that's been the description. You can see the diamond ring right there in that picture," Harris said.
The Statesville Police Department said they will provide an update once an identification is made after the autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.