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Elisha Tucker: Missing from Wilmington Found

2018 – Bradley’s trial for Tucker’s murder is scheduled to begin on Jan. 14, 2019.
2017 – A Pender County jury found James Opelton Bradley guilty of second-degree murder in her presumed death of Shannon Vannewkirk.  In 1989, Bradley was convicted in the murder of his 8-year-old stepdaughter Ivy Gipson in Cumberland County.  Shannon’s body has not been found.

Elisha Tuckers body found

Elisha’s body was found on a farm where Bradley worked off of Hoover Road in Pender County. Originally, authorities believed her remains were Vannewkirk’s, but later learned they were Tucker’s.

Preliminary medical examinations showed that Tucker died from blunt force trauma.

Prosecutors are trying to determine if James Opleton Bradley, the main suspect in her death, will be charged with murder.

Previous post: This was posted on Craigslist on April 15 , 2014

“Please help me find my child her name is ELISHA TUCKER she is 35 sandy blonde hair 5″7 and around 135lbs I last seen her aug 15 2013 she came to my house with a guy name andy and said they were going to Fla. to pick up a friend I told her I would call the next day when I called andy answer the phone I ask for Elisha he said the got into and argument when they were at south of the border it between North Carolina and South Carolina he said he took her back to Wilmington NC after 3 week I reported her missing because it was not unuseful for her to be gone a couple weeks but my child never missed a holiday from coming home and to be with her children witch she has 4 any information would be greatI took out a missing report in Wilmington NC and in Brunswick NC and I got CUE on the case.”

Here is the Facebook page for her.

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