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Autopsy results: Martin County mother, daughter stabbed to death

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The Medical Examiner’s Office in Greenville has determined the mother and daughter who were killed in Martin County last week were stabbed multiple times.

NewsChannel 12’s Aisha Mbowe reports Dawnn Ward, the mother, was stabbed a single time in her chest. Taylor Carroll, the daughter, was stabbed multiple times in the chest.

Jeffrey Todd Ward of 2923 McCaskey Rd. in Williamston was arrested and charged on two counts of murder with no bond on Saturday. Also charged was Jerrett Cole Ward of 2923 McCaskey Rd. in Williamston. He was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to murder with a $1 million bond.

The two are brothers. They had their first court appearance on Monday.

Ward and Carroll went missing on Nov. 27 and were reported missing by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office the following day. The two were found dead in a well in Martin County Dec. 1.


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