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One mystery is over, another just beginning.
The worst fears for the friends and family of Nancy Cooper were realized yesterday.
Three days after the mother of two disappeared, her body was discovered near her home.
She was 34-years-old. And she was the victim of a homicide.
Who killed Nancy Cooper and why?
Authorities are determined to answer both questions. They are conducting interviews, canvassing the neighborhood, and looking for forensic evidence.
Police have also obtained a search warrant for the Cooper family's home and cars. And they want to talk to Nancy's husband, Brad Cooper.
According to Brad, his wife went out jogging Saturday morning and never returned. Police say he is cooperating in the investigation, and would not confirm or deny reports that he bought bleach the day she vanished.
On a Facebook page dedicated now to the memory of Nancy Cooper, one post says the rumors and guessing swirling around the crime should end. "I hope that people can withhold any judgment or speculation about who they think may be responsible until all the facts are in," it reads. "Such comments are even doubly hurtful to those loved ones already grieving."
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