Woman found dead outside Lenoir apartment

Police found a woman dead outside an apartment complex in Lenoir on Sunday, and now they’re trying to see if her killing was a homicide.

Investigators identified the victim as 39-year-old Hope Marie Story Webb.

She was found in the yard of the Creekway Apartments, dead of a puncture wound to her upper torso, according to Lenoir police.

Police have not said what they believe led to the fatal injury. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is helping Lenoir police on the case.

Officers encouraged anyone with information about the case to call the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100 or Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.