Detective Duck Helps to Finds Murder Victim


Who needs Lassie when you have a pet duck.

Buncombe County North Carolina investigators say a pet duck helped locate the body of a murdered woman on April 14, 2022, at a home in Candler, NC.

Angela Wamsley and Mark Barnes were charged with murdering Wamsley’s grandmother, Nellie Sullivan. Ms.Sullivan, in her 90’s, was noted as missing in 2020, according to Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mark Walker with the Major Case Unit.

It became pretty apparent almost immediately that Miss Sullivan had disappeared under what suspicious circumstances.

Wamsley and Barnes were previously charged, in mid-December 2020, with concealing a death in connection to the case, and are serving time in jail. However, investigators didn’t find Sullivan’s body until the family’s pet duck showed them – at first thinking they were on a wild goose chase but the pet duck turned out to be right, as Sullivan’s body was found under a trailer.