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Police investigate after woman found dead in Elizabeth City

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Oct 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-06 15:09:12-04

Elizabeth City, N.C. – Police are investigating after a woman was found dead on her rear deck at home in Elizabeth City.

On October 5, 2014 at 6:35 p.m., Elizabeth City Police responded to 144 Ranch Drive in reference to a death investigation.

Once on scene, Officers found 77-year-old Peggy Lou Regel on her rear deck, suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators and crime scene personnel were called out to the scene. An investigation continues, police say.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.