Autopsy Reveals Details About NC Woman's Death

An autopsy report shows that a woman whose body was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway last fall died of head injuries and was set on fire after her death.

The report released Friday showed that 21-year-old Misty Lynn Carter of Mountain Home suffered a chop injury to her head and had other blunt force injuries on her body. The report also said Carter was about six weeks pregnant.

The Asheville Citizens-Times reported in Saturday's paper that Carter's nude body was found Oct. 19 with a singed sheet wrapped around her head. No arrests have been made in the case.

Authorities used a photo of a tattoo on Carter's body to help identify her. Carter's family has told the newspaper that she was excited about becoming a mother.


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  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    Not the time or place Jethro.
  • by Jamal Location: Fairfield on Feb 15, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    "Jethro Bodine" you know what she meant. Try not to be a "power trip". Not sure if I spelled it scraight, prolly didn't use correct punctuation. Seems to me your just tryin to humiliate her.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 14, 2010 at 04:23 PM
    Southern Girl needs to go back to school. #1. God needs to be capitalized #2. "whole" is spelled with a "w" #3. "Closure" is what this family needs...but I'm sure this discovery has brought them "closer". (also "need" instead of "needs", but now I'm nit-picking)
  • by Southern Girl Location: G'ville NC on Feb 14, 2010 at 01:24 PM
    May god bless this hole family. I hope the family finds some closer. The police needs to find the sick one that did this and I say do the same thing to them.
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