A medical examiner says a woman found buried behind her Onslow County home was strangled to death.
Virginia Moll's body was found Tuesday night in a shallow grave. She was last seen October 28th and reported missing November 1st by her sister.
Sheriff Ed Brown says the autopsy indicates that something was placed around the 21-year-old's neck.
Her husband, Soyer Moll, made his first appearance Thursday morning.
The 20-year-old Moll was denied bond. His next court appearance was set for December 3.
Moll was formally charged Tuesday with murdering his wife and burying her body in a shallow grave behind their Onslow County home.
Onslow County deputies have now charged the husband of a missing woman with her murder.
Soyer Moll was formally charged late Tuesday night with the murder of Virginia Moll.
Deputies say the husband let them to a shallow grave about a quarter of a mile into the woods behind the couple's home on Sandridge Road.
Wednesday, Virginia Moll's family spoke to WITN. "When I did see them, they just seemed like they were so happy and I was so happy for her because she finally had the life she wanted." said Pamela Ladd, the murder victim's aunt.
The Hubert couple was married last year, and their baby daughter had her first birthday on the same day her mother's body was found by lawmen. "This will be a horrible birthday for the rest of her life to realize what now she doesn't realize, but 2, 3, 4 and older, every birthday she'll remember that her mother was found in a shallow grave," Sheriff Ed Brown told WITN.
Brown says he became concerned when the mother was reported missing by her sister and not by her husband. The sheriff says the husband told them he was coming into Jacksonville to file separation papers from his wife and planned to report her missing then. "I mean, you could have left her she could have left you, why did you have to take her life?" asks Pamela Ladd.
Soyer Moll is in jail without bond.
The Onslow County Sheriff believes a body found in a shallow grave is that of a missing woman, 21 year-old Virginia Moll.
Sheriff Ed Brown says Moll's body was found about a quarter of a mile behind the house, buried in a grave underneath a fallen tree.
Brown says Moll's husband, Soyer Moll, confessed to them and lead them to the body. Brown says Soyer Moll said his wife's death was the result of a domestic dispute.
Soyer Moll has been in the custody of the sheriff's department all day. Officials say he will be charged with murder.
The discovery of Virginia's body comes on the first birthday of their child. That daughter is now in the custody of the husband's mother.
Virginia Moll was last seen at her Sandridge Road home on October 28th. She was reporting missing by her sister four days later.
Onslow County authorities say they need the public's help in locating a missing mother, a case that concerns the sheriff.
Virginia Moll was reported missing on November 1st by her sister. She was last seen on October 28th.
Sheriff Ed Brown says circumstances surrounding the investigation concerns him and asks for the public's help.
The woman is 21-years-old, is 5'4" tall and weighs 178 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on Moll should call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at 910-455-3113.