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POLICE: Man charged after woman’s body found in woods

Police arrested Tommy Heath, 58, at his home in Kinston Monday afternoon.
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 3:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2020 at 9:29 AM EDT
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KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Kinston police say a man has been charged after a woman’s body was found in the woods earlier this month.

Police arrested Tommy Heath, 58, at his home in Kinston Monday afternoon. He’s been charged with concealment of death, obstruction of justice and larceny of a motor vehicle.

The charges stem from a death investigation earlier this month. Police say the body of Carolyn Suggs, 49, was found in the woods near Beasley Street and East Blount Street.

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Police in Kinston say they have identified the body of a woman discovered Tuesday morning.

Carolyn Suggs was 49 years old and lived in Kinston, police say.

Her body was found in a small wooded area between the 500 block of Beasley Street and East Blount Street.

Police have not yet said how the woman died.

The SBI is assisting Kinston police with this investigation.

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Kinston police say they found the body of a woman Tuesday morning and have brought in the State Bureau of Investigation to help them.

The body was found around 8:00 a.m. in a small wooded area between the 500 block of Beasley Street and East Blount Street.

Police say they do not know the identity of the woman or her approximate age.

Anyone with information about the body should call the Kinston Police Department at (252) 939-3160, the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at (252) 939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.

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