Body of 76-old woman discovered in wooded area in Yadkinville

by Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The body of a 76-year old woman was found by authorities in Yadkinville earlier this week. According a press release sent by the Yadkin County Sheriffs Office on Friday, deputies were conducting a welfare check on Pattie Ball Nixon of Advance on Sept. 11.

Nixon was located, deceased, in a wooded area off Faith Lane. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. Nixon’s body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

During the investigation it was determined that the victim’s vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle is identified as a 2000 Honda Accord four door sedan silver/gray in color. The vehicle has a North Carolina registration plate of XZK-9493.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the whereabouts of the silver/gray 2000 Honda Accord should contact Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office at 336-679-4217.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Davie County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with this investigation.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-518-3049 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

by Kitsey Burns Harrison