NEW INFO: Human Remains Found In Edgecombe County Woods

More human remains have been found in Edgecombe County.

Sheriff James Knight says a hunter found the remains late Monday afternoon in the woods off of Battleboro-Leggett Road.

Knight says the hunter said he was walking through the woods looking for deer antlers when he discovered what appeared to be human remains. The sheriff says the SBI and the State Medical Examiner's Office has been notified.

A news release says the victim has not been identified. Knight says it appears the bones have been there for "a year or two."

Battleboro-Leggett Road intersects Seven Bridges Road were the bodies of three women have been found in recent years. In all, seven bodies have been discovered in that area and in nearby Halifax County, and all of those victims were African-American women who had been involved in drugs or prostitution.

Knight says at this time they don't know if the latest discovery is related to the other cases.

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  • by to j voter Location: leggett on Jan 12, 2011 at 05:49 PM
    no j voter,Battleboro Leggett rd runs from hwy 97 between Leggett and Dunbar to Battleboro
  • by whatever Location: enc on Jan 11, 2011 at 06:43 PM
    It doesn't matter what race these women were, or what lifestyles they lead. They didn't deserve to die the deaths they did. While it's a known fact that serial killers tend to prey on victims of their own race (and most tend to prey on victims they feel that society is least likely to miss) to put a political spin on everything from the weather to serial killings is one of the most ridiculous crap I've ever heard. I hope the remains are positively identified so that the loved ones will have the closure that they need, but quit pointing the finger at one political party or the other. Do you realize how stupid you sound? Or maybe that's the whole point? I've quit reading these inane comments, because they reflect the mentality (or lack thereof) of these readers. Stick to the story!
  • by j voter Location: greenville/plymouth on Jan 11, 2011 at 03:21 PM
    Anyone know if the leggett rd is the road that Bellay-me mills is on? Thanks,...
  • by no need Location: greenville on Jan 11, 2011 at 02:34 PM
    if the sentence read that they were white females it wouldnt be much of an issue. Makes you wonder which race is the most racist
  • by TO Dissapointed in WITN Location: Goldsboro on Jan 11, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    I don't think they mentioned the fact that these woman were African American to suggest there lives were not valuable, but to let it be know that this person or persons that are killing these innocent women are targeting a specific group of woman. I think that is a good thing because it can let the public to be aware, and yes every persons life is just as valuable and precious as the next
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    I am sure all these murders will be blamed on Rush or Hannity or both.Maybe we need to blame obamas administration on murders that happen around the country.See how stupid both of these sounds(lavon)?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    Del, Disappointed and Yvonne, it would be poor journalism NOT to mention the past in this case. Would you rather these murders continue to happen because everyone's afraid to mention important details for fear they might offend someone? I'll take an offensive comment over death any day. Scott and Battleboro said it all.
  • by Kent Location: Greenville on Jan 11, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    I personally think it's pretty responsible journalism... Any detail in each of these disappearances will help create a pattern for authorities to go by. Our society is WAY too concerned with being politically correct instead of trying to solve a crime. Furthermore, it should raise a few flags with the targeted population to be on alert!
  • by Tony Dennison Location: Greenville P.D on Jan 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM
    The women that have been murdered are just as important as The President of the united states.They have family that love and miss them no matter what they were doing. They do not deserve to be murdered.And no ones life is any more important than any one elses.
  • by Yvonne Location: pastime on Jan 11, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    Total agree Del...poor journalism when you bring up someone's past...doesn't matter whether they are a political figure, a devout christian or not--a life taken--murdered---is not be taken lightly. who said it's the body of a woman? If it is a woman--Lots of women--regardless of race, religion,nationality---are slaves in NC--slavery still exist--many have no choice--Some make wrong choices, others do not choose the life they lead---do or die...some, still die when the men are through with them....Life isn't for a man or woman to take. My prayer is that the family of this individual--male or female-- finds closure once the body is identified. A good journalist would go back and amend their post--remove that one line and prayers for the family of the victim.
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