Woman Discovered Dead Inside Submerged Car in Lake Wylie – Police Suspect Homicide


Belmont police are now investigating a homicide after a woman was discovered dead inside a submerged car in Lake Wylie.

On Sunday morning, at around 1am, a nearby witness called the police and told them they heard a loud noise and saw a vehicle in the water near the Seven Oaks Bridge on South New Hope Road

When officers arrived, they found 61-year-old Delia Aldridge Rick dead inside the vehicle.

According to police, Rick was arrested in 2014 for accessory to the murder of 41-year-old Brian Dale Jones. She was released from prison in 2017.

A county-wide homicide investigation is now underway by the Gaston County Police and Belmont Police Departments.

If you have any additional information, please call Detective Angela Spataro with the Belmont Police Department at 704-829-4082 or CrimeStoppers at 704-861-8000.