Remains found in Ohio ID’d as missing NC woman

Published 11:15 am Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says remains found earlier this month are those of a North Carolina woman who had traveled north to meet a man she knew from the Internet.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said yesterday that authorities identified 19-year-old Nicole Alloway of Springhope, N.C., through dental records. The body was discovered July 12 in a creek near the community of Otway, 78 miles south of Columbus.

Captain David Hall with the sheriff’s office says the cause of death has not been determined.

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Family members say they hadn’t heard from Alloway since early June.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information in the case to contact detectives.