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Officials: North Carolina woman buried in concrete at home

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 12:30:01-04

NEWLAND, N.C. -- A sheriff's investigator in western North Carolina says a woman missing for several weeks has been found dead in her home, buried in concrete.

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office says autopsy and dental records confirmed the remains of 70-year-old Lynn Gay Keene were found in the basement.

News outlets reported her family had not been in contact with her since mid-June.

An Avery County sheriff's detective told WBTV television that Keene had blunt force trauma to the head and had been strangled.

Authorities said a woman hired by Keene’s family to be her live-in caretaker was a person of interest in the case.