Woman missing out of Dare County found dead

DARE Co., N.C. – The Dare County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that a missing woman last seen in the north end area of Manteo was found dead.

Deanna Cook

Authorities asked residents to check their outbuildings, sheds, barns and yard area for Deanna Cook, 48, as she was thought to be in need of help. She was reported missing May 22.

Seven K9 teams and multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a search of the area where Cook was last seen a day later, and on Saturday a large search party made up of multiple agencies was initiated in the early morning.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office said there is no evidence of foul play.

There is no further information on Cook’s disappearance or death.

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