Helicopters, K9s brought in to search for missing Nash County woman

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NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a 38-year-old woman missing since the weekend, according to a news release.

Deputies responded to the 200 block of Old County Home Road at 7:36 p.m. on Saturday. Diana Alejandra Keel had last been seen by her husband, Lynn Keel, on Friday, the release said.

“It is a missing persons case and we’re treating it also as a crime scene. As you can see, we’ve got the crime scene,” Sheriff Keith Stone said.

Diana Alejandra Keel had not reported to work in the last few days, according to her employer. Her vehicle was still parked at the residence, the release said. Keel works as an emergency room nurse in Wilson.

“This lady talks to her kid every day. She talks to other family members quite often, every day, texting, communicating, FaceTimes, and then all of a sudden this stops,” Stone said. “And there’s no sightings of her since Friday. There’s no communications, there’s no track record of financials that she’s did. Her vehicle’s still in her yard and nobody’s heard from her.”

Keel is 5-foot-2 and about 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Nash County sheriff’s investigators could be seen at the home Tuesday morning. That home was marked off by crime scene tape. 

A helicopter and K-9s are being brought into help in the search for Diana Keel. 

A deputy on scene confirmed to CBS 17 that Lynn Keel’s first wife, Elizabeth Bess Edwards Keel, died at the same home on Jan. 1, 2006. He told investigators she fell on the back steps and died. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459-4121 or Twin County CrimeStoppers at 252-977-1111.

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