Missing Woman Found Buried

Wayne County lawmen say they have found the body of a missing woman buried behind her home.

42-year-old Patricia Herring was reported missing to the Mount Olive Police Department on August 12, authorities say.

Wayne County lawmen say they were tipped off that a body may be buried behind the home at 2329 Selah Church Rd. in Four Oaks along the Wayne-Johnston County line. On Tuesday, crews dug up Herring's body.

Another person who lives at that house is charged with Herring's murder. 24-year-old David William Best is being held without bond in the Wayne County jail. It's not clear how the 24-year-old suspect and the 42-year-old victim knew each other, though they did share a house.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how Herring died.

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  • by Heather Location: Grantham on Nov 29, 2007 at 09:11 PM
    I'm Best's Aunt no one has a clue on the case at hand and they arent for sure if he did it that is why there is going to be a court hearing to find out..The house in the case wasnt Herring's home she lived there with Best in his home..They both had a drug and drinking problem..If he did it justice will be done but if he didnt do it then they need to let him come home to the family that loves and care's for him.
  • by Georgia Location: Dudley on Nov 29, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    please except my condoleces i am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one know you are all in my prayers.pat will be missed bye many people god bless you all and i hope justice is swift.
  • by Kathryn Location: New Bern on Nov 28, 2007 at 03:21 PM
    I don't understand why someone has to kill or hurt somebody if they do something that they don't like. Best could have just let her go and not kill her. The world is really getting worse everyday. May God BLess this world.

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