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Eileen Michelle Lavery
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Remains Found in Catawba County Identified as Those of Missing Winston-Salem Woman

Catawba County Sheriff’s Investigators have identified human remains that were found on March 26. The deceased is 23-year-old Eileen Michelle Lavery.

Ms. Lavery’s remains were found on property on the 8,000 block of N.C. Highway 150 East. During the crime scene investigation, Investigators located items connected with Ms. Lavery. The deceased had been listed as a missing person by the Winston Salem Police Department. She was last seen in March of 2023.

An autopsy was performed on March 28. Dental records led to the positive identification. Ms. Lavery’s next of kin have been notified.

The cause and manner of Ms. Lavery’s death remain under investigation. Sheriff’s Investigators are working to establish why Ms. Lavery was at the Highway 150 property at the time of her death.

Anyone with information regarding Eileen Michelle Lavery or information that might aid in the investigation should contact Sheriff’s Investigators at 828-465-8340.