Recovered body in rural North Carolina may be missing nurse; her husband is named as a person of interest: Officials

Nash County Sheriff(EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C.) -- A North Carolina husband has been considered as a person of interest by authorities after the decomposing body found in a rural area may be an emergency room nurse and mom, who went missing over the weekend.

Diana Alejandra Keel, 38, was reported missing by her college-age daughter on Saturday, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

Diana Keel's 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 a body that was recovered by authorities which may be his wife, officials said at a news conference on Tuesday.

The decaying body was found on Tuesday in Edgecombe County and sheriff's officials said foul play was "definitely" involved in that person's death.

While the identity of the human remains has not been confirmed, the body was in a stage of decomposition that's consistent with the length of time Diana Keel went missing, officials said.

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

Lynn Keel was previously married. His former wife died and her death was ruled accidental, ABC Raleigh station WTVD reported.

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Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpire

Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpirefstop123/iStock(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) -- A baseball game between a group of 7-year-old kids degenerated into an all-out brawl with parents throwing haymakers, other cowering for cover and a woman even jumping on someone's back.

The reason for the brawl: a parent didn't like the calls being made by a 13-year-old umpire.

The fight began at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb southwest of Denver, on Saturday at about noon as 15 to 20 adults got into a violent tussle, according to Lakewood police.

The brawl was still ongoing as Lakewood police arrived at the scene.

These adults took over the field and began assaulting each other on 6/15 during a youth baseball game. We're looking for any info, in particular to ID the man in the white shirt/teal shorts. Several people have already been cited in this fight and injuries were reported.

— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) June 18, 2019

Police issued four citations for disorderly conduct, but said they are still searching for others involved in the fight.

Police are looking for an adult in a white T-shirt and teal shorts in particular because he can be seen in the video throwing sucker punches at people looking in the other direction. Police said it is unknown if this person is a parent of one of the children in the game.

There were a few minor injuries and one person suffered serious bodily injury, police told ABC News. No details on the injury were available.

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