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A North Carolina woman, arrested in the 2004 murder of an ex-sister-in-law, after a Facebook tip

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A North Carolina woman was arrested for a 15-year-old cold case on Thursday, after a detailed tip from a crime-fighting Facebook page has led investigators to a shallow grave in the woman’s home in the small town of Spring Hope.

Thomas Hancock, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her ex-brother-in-law, Deborah Elaine Deans, who lost in 2004.

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“The remains are found to be in conformity with the description of the package and the way in which the body is to be buried,” Sheriff Keith Stone said, ” according to Raleigh’s WRAL-TV.

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The body has not yet been identified, but Stone said there was a “great opportunity” it is a Fact.

“It’s not a good outcome,” Stone said, according to WRAL, “but it also puts the families to calm down, to know at least where their loved ones are.”

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Hancock was charged with murder in the 1989 killing of her father, who was said to be rude, but I got a suspended sentence, WTVD reported.

The dean, who was 29 at the time she passed away, was a mother of four.

Dean was last seen in the area where the body was found.

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