The family of the fifth person found dead in the same vicinity in Rocky Mount fears a serial killer may be in the area.
Jarniece Hargrove was first reported missing in May. Then last Monday Edgecombe County sheriff's deputies found skeletal remains off Seven Bridges road in Rocky Mount later identified as Hargrove.
This is the fifth body to be found within five years off Seven Bridges road. All of the victims were black women.
The family says it fear a serial killer is responsible and someone else could be next. Patsy Hargrove, Jarniece's mother says, "My search isn't over till the killer has been found, who did this to all these girls, we most definitely have a serial killer in our area and we need to find him."
Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight is not saying whether the crimes may be connected. He said there is a task force investigating the murders.