Monthly Archives: July 2009

Police suspect serial killer in North Carolina

(CNN) — Police are investigating whether a North Carolina country road may have become the dumping ground for a serial killer, a man one woman believes could have given her a terrifying ride she will never forget.

Jackie Nikelia Thorpe's body was found along Seven Bridges Road in August 2007.

Jackie Nikelia Thorpe’s body was found along Seven Bridges Road in August 2007.

Since May 2005, the remains of five women have been found near Seven Bridges Road outside Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The road snakes northeast out of town into rural Edgecombe County.

Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley Jr. thinks the women’s deaths are related.

“They seem to have some connection,” he said.

Lanessa Williams of Rocky Mount thinks she narrowly missed joining the ranks of the slain women, saying she is not sure whether a man who offered her a ride

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Victim’s mother talks about renewed probe into daughter’s death

— As Edgecombe County authorities continue their investigation into the unsolved murders of five women over the past four years, the mother of one of the victims is coming forward.

The body of Melody Wiggins, 29, was found near Nobles Mill Pond Road, an area south of U.S. Highway 64.

Shelly Guillen, Wiggins’ mother, said she had a feeling her daughter was dead after hearing about a body being found on TV.

“Something was drawing me back to the TV to look at what they were saying, and for some reason in my heart I just felt it was her,” Guillen said.

Wiggins died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to an autopsy report. She also suffered stab wounds and was partially clothed when her decomposed body was discovered on May 30, 2005.

Guillen says finding closure isn’t just for her peace of mind, she is also thinking of

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