Man charged with murdering aunt in Lenoir County

PINK HILL, N.C. (WNCT) –  The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with the death of his aunt.

Deputies responded to the 600 block of West Pleasant Hill Road around 9:30 Saturday morning after receiving reports of a dead body. That’s when they found Trudy Smith dead inside her home.

Deputies arrested her nephew 35-year old David Lee in New Bern and charged him with murder. He’s being held at the Lenoir County Jail without bond.

No motive or cause of death has been determined.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office at 252-559-6140.


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