Kathleen Wood Cotton, a 68 year old woman who lived alone, was murdered in her home at 2500 Middle Sound Loop Road in the Ogden area of Wilmington during the first week of July, 1999. Ms. Cotton was beaten to death. Her body was later found in the home by a neighbor who went to check on her. Her vehicle, a 1992 teal green 2-door Honda Civic was stolen. Her vehicle was recovered approximately six months later in Oklahoma.