The FBI has joined the investigation of the deaths of five Rocky Mount women whose bodies were found in the same rural area of North Carolina.
WRAL-TV reported that Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley said the FBI is going through tips and other information about the case.
The bodies of two women were found in a field between Battleboro and Whitakers in Edgecombe County. They were 31-year-old Joarniece Latonya Hargrove and 35-year-old Jackie Nikelia Thorpe. Also found in the same area were the bodies of 50-year-old Ernestine Battle; 29-year-old Melody LaShae Wiggins; and 28-year-old Taraha Shenice Nicholson.
A sixth body found in February has yet to be identified, and three other missing women with similar descriptions and backgrounds are missing.