Authorities Have Released New Information in Grisly Murder

Authorities have released new information in a grisly murder that happened this summer.

In August, the bodies of two elderly women, Dorothy Hobbs and Nellie Bradley, were found off a farm path outside of Murfreesboro in Hertford County. The sisters, both in their 70s, were discovered stabbed in the chest, throat and face, and their clothes were ripped off.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon local, state and federal law enforce announced new details in the case and are asking the public for help.

Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan says the suspect is likely familiar with the Boykins, Virginia area. The sisters' hometown and where they were last seen.

Authorities are asking the public to recall if anyone they encountered shortly after August fourth had a wound on either their arm or hand; sought medical attention for those injuries; missed several days of work or displayed a significant change in behavior.

If you have any information on this case, contact the Hertford County Sheriff's Office at 252-358-7800.