NEW INFO: Human Remains Found Inside Burned Car

A burned out car that contained human remains has been removed from a remote part of Martin County.

Around 11:30 a.m. a flatbed wrecker left the scene with a severely burned four-door car.

The car was found Thursday afternoon in the woods, about a half-mile off Old Williamston Road, just east of Everetts.

Sheriff Dan Gibbs says they now know who the car belongs to, but they are not releasing that information. He says they still don't know who the remains belong to, but they do have some ideas.

The remains are now at the Pitt County Medial Examiner's Office.


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Human remains were found in a burned out car Thursday in Martin County. Officials said Friday morning they still did not know who the person was, though they are working on a theory of who they believe the remains may belong to. Law enforcement declined to release who they believe the person was or whether it's a local missing persons case.

Police in Tarboro in neighboring Edgecombe County say they do not believe the case in Martin County is connected to Aimee Pitt, a 22 year old missing since December 30. Police there say detectives have determined that the fire in the car found in Martin County happened long before Pitt went missing.

Sheriff Dan Gibbs says the discovery was made shortly after 1:00 p.m. off Old Williamston Road, just outside of Everetts.

The sheriff says it is now confirmed that human remains have been found. The sheriff says people found the burned car about a half mile off the road and some 100 feet into the woods.

Gibbs says the State Bureau of Investigation and his office is investigating the discovery. The sheriff says they are working with the DMV on identifying the owner of the car. He would not speculate on a time frame as to how long ago the car was burned.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    Is there any new information on this story. Or will itjust disappear like the 3 children who was killed and thrown in the river.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:47 PM
    To D-Block if you are talking about GS then that is what I heard and witn will not post his name for some reason I guess they have been told not to by MCSD....
  • by MC Citizen on Jan 22, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    MCSD does not do a thorough job of following through with investiations or collecting evidence. If one views the number of unsolved robberies, B&E's he/she would she that the numbers speak for themselves. This statement is based on facts. Read the Enterprise and track how many reported crimes actually end up with a follow-up reporting an arrest and or conviction. It is just sad.
  • by anonymous on Jan 21, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Did they ever find out who the body was of? Its been over a week.
  • by Anonymous Location: williamston on Jan 20, 2011 at 08:55 PM
    I'm just wondering why are people so concerned about someone's grammar. That really isn't the case here. Someone is dead and someone's family is suffering because of this. Try to grow up and not be so stupid.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    You might be right Fred. It might be the english teacher.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jan 18, 2011 at 05:28 PM
    "fred", I don't know if I've ever thought of that, nor do I know if I have ever seen so many misplaced commas in only 2-3 run-on sentences. Do a Rodney Dangerfield and go "Back to School" and drop the ignorant "Ok here is the deal" garbage. It was completely a waste of space and added nothing to your over-punctuated nonsense.
  • by fred Location: martin co on Jan 18, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    Ok here is the deal,,,The MCSD and the NCSBI are both professional law enforcement agencies. They could care less what you, or i think,,they will conduct a thorough and concise investigation into this case. We, as citizens, need to quit speculating and give them time to do their job,,,Maybe just maybe,,,,the ones that are crowing the loudest, may be involved in the crime,,ever think of that?
  • by Just An Observant Neighbor Location: Jamesville on Jan 17, 2011 at 05:53 PM
    "Anonymous", most of them should learn to have some respect for themselves. I can't imagine he would have ever tolerated the mess that has gone on over the past year.
  • by why Location: williamston,nc on Jan 17, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Williamston Police Department is so crooked.Look how them kids got killed and then they killed one of there own.Yall is covering this case up just like yall did everything else but God is going get all yall for sure and you can believe that. I dont know how yall sleep at night.
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