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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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