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Rocky Mount murder suspect has checkered past

— The man at the center of an expanding investigation into the deaths of eight Rocky Mount women has a checkered past that includes charges of attempted first-degree rape and soliciting a prostitute.

Antwan Maurice Pittman, 31, was arrested in September and charged with murder in the death of Taraha Nicholson, one of eight women fitting similar descriptions whose remains were found sometimes years after they were last seen.

Antwan Pittman
Rocky Mount murder suspect has checkered past

A special task force of local, state and federal authorities is investigating the deaths, as well as the disappearances of two other women, to see how they might be related.

Authorities have remained relatively quiet about their investigation, but a search warrant returned last month indicates that investigators are looking at him in at least four of the cases.

After an eighth set of

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