Missing North Carolina mother and daughter found at bottom of well

UPDATE 12/12/16 – Police has arrested Jeffrey Ward, 24,  for two counts of murder and his brother Jerrett, 25,  for two counts of accessory after the fact in Meridian, Mississippi.  Jeffrey is the estranged husband of Dawn Ward, but not the father of Taylor.   Jarrett lived on the same street in Williamston as the well is where Dawn and Taylor’s bodies were found, reports the Daily Beast.

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Jarrett (left) Jeffrey (right)

Jeffrey Ward has criminal history, including two counts each of larceny and breaking and entering. His brother Jarrett lived on the same street Williamston, North Carolina as the well where police recovered Ward and Carroll’s bodies, records show.   Court records obtained by North Carolina’s WITN indicate that she obtained a restraining order against Jeffrey in 2014.

Autopsies performed on Ward and Carroll showed that they both were stabbed to death, according to a spokeswoman for the division of autopsy and forensic services at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, according to NBC news.

A search warrant obtained by WITN states that on November 30, Jeffrey Ward was interviewed by law enforcement and that Ward stated “he screwed up and he killed them during one of his blackout episodes, where he was overtaken by demons.”  He also said, “he went to 2180 McCaskey Rd and wanted to talk to Dawn but a verbal altercation ensued outside of the residence and he killed her outside.”

Original Story:  The body of a missing North Carolina daughter and mother have been found in a well, according to NBC news.

Dawn Elizabeth Ward, 40, and her daughter, Taylor Lynn Carroll, 14, went missing from their home on Robert Taylor Rd. in Everetts on Monday, Nov. 28.  Dawn’s mother reported them missing when she went to their mobile home just a few feet from her own mobile home and found that a window was broken.

Lt. Drew Robinson told NewsChannel12, “they have enough evidence at the time to believe Ward and Carroll, were dead.” before they were found on Friday.  Although it was stated no arrests had been made, you wonder if the police had someone in custody that told them where to find the bodies.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Drew Robinson would not comment on the cause of death, and he said no arrests have been made so far.

The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

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