By Outer Banks Voice on July 27, 2020
In the wake of the death of a woman who was the victim of an assault last week, the Kitty Hawk Police Department has issued this July 27 statement counseling patience in light of rumors and questions that have circulated in the community.
“We are aware through social media posts that there are many in the community that are very interested in the investigation into Leeann Fletcher Hartleben’s death. It would be inappropriate and counterproductive for us to provide a finding based solely on social media posts or media reports that may or may not be supported by the evidence gathered in this ongoing investigation.
We are working closely with the District Attorney’s Office to carefully and thoroughly examine all of the evidence submitted before making any final determination. At this time, we would respectfully ask that all who are concerned please be patient and allow us to conduct this investigation in an objective and thorough manner. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leeann’s family.”