Husband named person of interest in death of North Carolina missing nurse Diana Keel

Nash County Sheriff(EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C.) -- The body of a missing North Carolina nurse who vanished over the weekend has been found and investigators believe foul play was "definitely" involved in her death.

Authorities had been searching for emergency room nurse and mother of two, Diana Alejandra Keel, 38, who was reported missing by her 18-year-old daughter on Saturday, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

Her car was left parked at her home in Nashville, the sheriff's office said.

Keel's husband, Lynn Keel, said he last saw his wife on Friday and is now a person of interest in the case, officials said.

Lynn Keel was brought into the sheriff's office for questioning and to help identify Keel's body, which was discovered Tuesday in Edgecombe County. Sheriff's officials said foul play was "definitely" involved.

"This is a homicide investigation at this time. I don't want to get into elaborating too much on the specifics of the case because we're doing investigations as of right now .... the cause of death was the act of someone," Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said during a press conference on Wednesday. "There’s a killer on the loose."

He said there were other "persons of interest" in the case, but he declined to release their names. Her husband was released after questioning and has not been charged.

Investigators executed search warrants on both of the Keels' cars, officials said.

The Keels have a 10-year-old son, who was staying with his grandmother as Lynn Keel met with investigators Tuesday, officials said.

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