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Friends, family to host candlelight vigil for Karen Molta

WILMINGTON — A woman who was found in a retention pond near Mill Creek Apartments earlier this week will be celebrated Sunday.

Family and friends have announced a vigil will be held for 31-year-old Karen Molta at Anne McCrary Park, 4000 Randall Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.

Molta was reported missing Saturday, Aug. 19. She was last been seen in the 500 block of Mill Creek Court at Mill Creek Apartments.

The Wilmington Police Department reported the following Wednesday that the human remains located in a retention pond on Tuesday, Aug. 22, were positively identified as Molta.

Law enforcement were working on the missing person case when they discovered the body. They were canvassing Anne McCrary Park by foot and came upon the remains.

According to WPD, there is no evidence of foul play; however, the investigation is active and ongoing. The medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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