Pittman murder trial to begin in Bertie County – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

The first-degree murder trial of a man who allegedly has been linked to a string of homicides in Eastern North Carolina is scheduled to begin Monday in Bertie County.

Antwan Pittman was charged with first- degree murder two years ago in the strangling death of Taraha Shenice Nicholson. Nicholson’s death has been under investigation, along with that of 10 other people, whose bodies were found over a period of several years in a rural stretch of Edgecombe County. (Read more)

Note: PROMM will be holding a press conference today 12:30 PM at the Tarboro Courthouse.

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Families of murdered Rocky Mount women gather to mourn – Source: WRAL

Rocky Mount, N.C. — Yolanda Renee Lancaster, one of 10 Rocky Mount women at the center of an investigation into a suspected serial killer, was remembered Saturday in a memorial service.

Families of the other eight women whose bodies have been found and one woman who remains missing, the tears shed for Lancaster are familiar. (Read more)

Note: Received a call on yesterday while I was at work that there would be a memorial service at 2:00 PM. I worked until 3:00 PM. I understand a minister that I am very much familiar with from down my way Rev. Albert Baker really preached.  Stopped by Bone Inn Seafood to get me something to eat around 3:30 PM and I heard a couple of people talking about they enjoyed the services. Trying to get more details and/or a video/audio if available. I haven’t heard Rev. Baker preach in several years. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Leader wants ‘mass search’ of area where bodies were found – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Juray and Bruce Tucker had asked Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight to come to the Friday meeting of Parents and Relatives of the Missing and Murdered, but Knight said he could not make it. So when he showed up that night, Juray Tucker said her heart sank. (Read more)

Note: Has there not already been a mass search in the area? This is a lot of ground but maybe it could be done. It appears to me that it has been hunters on these properties whom have found the previous remains and I strongly feel it will be the hunters whom will find any other missing remains that may be out there. And then again I would think that since the last remains have been found that some type of search would be the order of the day anyway. I be glad when this is all over because it is beginning to be quite much. C. Dancy II – The DCN Publisher

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Hope dwindles for last of missing Rocky Mount women–Source: WRAL

Tarboro, N.C. — The discovery last week of the remains of Yolanda Renee Lancaster in some rural Edgecombe County woods brought a brief moment of relief, then a sinking feeling to Winston Kemp.

For years, he’s thought about what has become of his stepdaughter, Joyce Renee Durham, having often gone online, searching for her name and wondering if she’s out there somewhere. (Read more)

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Edgecombe remains those of missing Rocky Mount woman–Source: WRAL

Tarboro, N.C. — Remains found this week in rural Edgecombe County were identified Friday as those of a Rocky Mount woman who is one of 10 at the center of an investigation into a suspected serial killer.

Sheriff James Knight said late Friday that the remains were those of Yolanda Renee Lancaster, 37, who has been missing since February 2009. (Read more)

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Rocky Mount NC – CNN special on slayings praised–Rocky Mount Telegram

Last weekend, Rocky Mount was part of a CNN special investigation titled “Easy Prey” about serial killers who prey on drug addicts, prostitutes and other vulnerable members of society to victimize.

“Part of the mission of the documentary was to highlight the victims and the type of victim being chosen and why it takes a certain amount of time for these cases to be solved and these killers to be caught,” said Scott Matthews, CNN Director of Special Investigations and Documentaries. “It is tougher to get the media coverage and momentum behind the investigation because of who the victims are.” (Read more)

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City leaders vow justice for murders–Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

The sounds of gospel music rang out Saturday from East End Baptist Church for the anniversary and concert fundraiser for Parents and Relatives of Missing and Murdered.

The church was packed with community members who came to show their support for the families of nine women and one man whose bodies were found in and around Rocky Mount since 2003. Two more women still are missing. A taskforce is investigating links in the cases, and authorities have said they believe the murders could be the work of a serial killer. (Read more

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CNN Doing A Piece On Murdered And Missing Women In Rocky Mount NC And Abroad Now Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:00 PM Part 2 Sunday November 7, 2010 8:00 PM

Tune in to CNN now 8 PM and 11 PM.

Easy Prey: Vulnerable women targeted by serial killers

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Police locate missing woman – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount police located a 46-year-old woman Thursday who was reported missing.

Mary Elizabeth Lawton was found around noon on Carolina Avenue in good health and taken home by officers. (Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram)

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Woman With Prostitution/Drug History Missing In Rocky Mount – Source: WITN

Police say Mary Elizabeth Lawton was last seen on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. The 46-year-old woman, who frequents the Holly Street area, was reported missing by her mother. (Source: WITN)

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Stay Tuned Sources Say CNN Came To Town To Do A Story On The Murdered And Missing Women In Rocky Mount NC

In the meantime while we wait on the article let’s review the last event that was held in Rocky Mount NC. This was a powerful service.

PROMM Parents & Relatives of Missing & Murdered Recognition Tribute To Our Daughters & Sons Church Of God Of Deliverance Rocky Mount NC

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Robert Draper Who Wrote The GQ Magazine Article “The Lost Girls Of Rocky Mount” Interview On Local Radio Station

This dude started out crazy as hell to me when he talked about he learned about the murdered and missing women from a friend from Rocky Mount NC. He thought this would be a good story because of the voter turnout during the President Barack Obama Election.

I am trying to figure out what in the hell does President Barack Obama election has to do with these women since Draper repeated it several times about the election and nothing was done as it relates to the women. He stressed this because our President is black.

I found Draper’s conversation to be quite interesting because he felt that the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department was uncooperative with him. He stated that he was not given information but later came back and said that he did have all of the public information that was public record. And he also said that he understood since it was an ongoing case that law enforcement normally don’t share information.

Chief Police John Manley was on the show last week and spoke to the interview. Draper spoke to that as well.

Dave Perkins has stated several times that he felt Draper did a good job of telling who the women really were, the human side of them. I say not!!

I am trying to figure out how in the hell do Draper think that just because Pittman was a sex offender that he should have been automatically checked out.

I am still trying to figure out what was behind Draper’s comment of these women record was much longer than Pittman’s record.

After reading the GQ Magazine and listening to this interview, I wonder what was his real motive.

Listen to the interview, “The Best of Robert Draper” on FM 99.3.

George Fisher Connections Talk Show Host on WNCR TV was in the studio during the show and you can hear his comments as well.

C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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I Co-Hosted Jammin’ 99.3 This Morning: Robert Draper Called-in to Respond to Criticism Over GQ Article and Manley Comments. Snap Shot: Draper Dug A Deep Hole!

So Whose Fault Is It The Girls Of Rocky Mount Were Lost?

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How Robert Draper get’s his “story” Murdered and Missing Women In Rocky Mount NC

How Robert Draper get’s his “story”.

Robert Draper is not only conniving and calculated, he also has a particular way he get’s his story. (Read more @ George Fisher)

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Memorial service staged to unite community – The Rocky Mount Telegram

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Press Release: Barry Saunders Article, Please explain Chief

Press Release: Barry Saunders Article, Please explain Chief

Date: June 16, 2010

CONTACT: John H. Manley, Jr, Chief of Police

252-972-1473

The purpose of this press release is to provide clarity to comments that were attributed to me and printed in the GQ magazine by reporter Robert Draper. Also, I am providing this release due to these comments were later reprinted by Barry Saunders with the News and Observer along with additional editorial by him.

I am a 30 year law enforcement veteran who has always cared about mankind and throughout these investigations that were led by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation I have expressed privately and publicly on numerous occasions my condolences and heartfelt sympathy to these families. I have attended memorial services and community support gatherings for these families where I again expressed my deepest condolences and pledge to do everything we could to bring these cases to a positive resolve.

The comments quoted in the GQ magazine clearly are taken out of context of the conversation being held between reporter Robert Draper and me. We were conversing in general about cases and the public’s level of involvement. He specifically spoke to me about the community gatherings that were held by the MOM’s group and my response to that was I felt it was good for citizens to be involved as it demonstrated they cared about their love ones. I did say that citizens should stay on Law Enforcement to ensure their case is being thoroughly investigated.

The men and women of the Rocky Mount Police Department care about all citizens and work all cases with impartiality.

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