Woman's body found in canal

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Lumberton woman.

A man happened to be looking for his missing relative when he found Lauren Holmes, 23, dead in a canal on Holly Swamp Road near Lumberton Sunday morning, according to Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealy.

Sealy says Holmes appears to have been shot to death.

She was reported missing by her family Saturday evening.

Sealy says she was not the missing woman who the man was searching for when he found Holmes' body.

Homicide detectives are waiting to talk with friends and family of Holmes .

No arrests have been made so far.

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