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Skeletal remains found near Robeson County railroad tracks ID'd as missing woman

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) - Skeletal remains found near railroad tracks in Lumberton on Feb. 27 have been identified as a woman missing since July 2018, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office said. 

The remains of Susan McGirt, 55, were found near railroad tracks on Powersville Road, the sheriff's office said. 

McGirt was last seen July 4, 2018 when she was walking away from an assisted living facility. A Silver Alert was issued following McGirt's disappearance. 

In January, CBS 17 spoke with McGirt's daughter Mary Wesson who said she was still holding out hope her mother would be found alive. 

She said her mother suffered from mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, and had been taking medications for decades. 

"She probably doesn't know who she is right now," Wesson said. "She probably even doesn't remember that she has a family."

An autopsy will be performed by the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. 

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