Authorities in Lenoir County charge man in aunt’s death


PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Lenoir County have charged a man in connection with the death of his aunt.

Sheriff Ronnie Ingram told local media outlets that 35-year old David Brandon Lee was arrested in New Bern and charged with murder. Lee is being held at the Lenoir County jail without bond, and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Ingram said deputies responded to a call to home after receiving reports of a dead body. When they arrived, they found the body of Trudy Howard Smith dead inside her home.

Trudy Smith was found dead on Saturday. No motive or cause of death has been determined.

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