A multi-state manhunt is underway for a man wanted in connection with dumping a Carteret County man's body in West Virginia
Erick Deickman faces a charge of felony concealment of a deceased body. Deputies say Deickman was the victim's former roommate.
The body of Andrew Mulvany Jr. of Morehead City was found in a large trash can on Interstate 64 outside of Huntington back in late April.
Cabell County, WV Sheriff Tom McComas says deputies are not sure of Deickman's whereabouts at this time. McComas says the investigation has led his deputies to several locations.
"We have sent detectives to Baltimore, Maryland. We have sent detectives to Doddridge County, West Virginia, Jane Lew, West Virginia, two other cities in West Virginia," Sheriff McComas told reporters at a news conference.
McComas says Deickman was developed early in the investigation as a person of interest by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.
Deickman is believed to be driving a 1998 red Dodge Caravan with North Carolina tags WNW-1598.
The arrest warrant on file at the Cabell County Courthouse states that Deickman told a family member "he had a body in the back of his van and evidence was obtained showing Deickman was in Cabell County, West Virginia, during the time of the discovery of Mulvany's body."
Department of Correction records show Deickman has a prior criminal record. In 1997 he was convicted from Wilson County for misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon and then in 1998 from Craven County for child abuse.
Records show the 39-year-old Deickman was given probation in both cases.