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May 26, 2019

Diana Keel’s husband named person of interest in nurse’s disappearance after body found in North Carolina

March 14, 2019
Diana Keel, 38, was reported missing by her 18-year-old daughter on Saturday. (Handout)

The husband of a missing North Carolina nurse has been named a person of interest in connection with the case — as authorities work to identify a body found during the investigation.

Diana Keel, 38, was first reported missing by her 18-year-old daughter on March 7, as reported by WTVD.


According to a statement from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, police went to her home Saturday after she had been reported missing.

Keel’s employer told police she had not reported to work in the last few days, and her husband, Lynn Keel, told police he last saw his wife Friday.

A body was discovered Tuesday by a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) worker in the woods near Edgecombe County.

Police said when the decaying body was found, foul play was “definitely” involved, ABC reported.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Wednesday saying tissue samples, bloodwork and fingerprints were obtained, but at this point “there is no positive identification” of the body.

Lynn Keel was named a person of interest in the case and taken into the sheriff’s office for questioning, but he was released Wednesday, WTVD reported.

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said at a news conference Diana and her husband had a “domestic issue” around a year ago, but no more recent incidents were known.

Diana’s mother, Esperanza Prada told WTVD that Keel wanted to separate from her husband years ago — “but she couldn’t because he threatened her.”

Prada said that Keel had met with a divorce attorney and planned to divorce her husband.

Lynn Keel’s previous wife, Elizabeth Bess Edwards Keel, died at their home in 2006. Her death was ruled accidental.

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