Sally Copeland Evans, the missing Roanoke Rapids, NC., woman, was found dead tonight and her grandson, Isaiah Kahleal Evans Caesar, has been charged in connection with her death.
Evans, 74, was found dead in an undisclosed location, said Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp. Caesar, 18, was arrested tonight and charged with the murder of his grandmother. He was also served with a fugitive warrant for desertion and has a May 16 court date with no bond.
Evans had not been seen since Monday, her family reported. She was not answering her cell phone and family members said they were suspicious of some text messages that seemed to come from Evans.
Caesar is wanted for desertion from the U.S. Marine Corps, police report. He is stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has been absent without leave since April 2. According to family, Evans was trying to convince Caeser to return to the military. source
Through investigation, it was determined that Caesar was the last person to see Evans alive.
Deputies located Caeser at a hotel in the Rocky Mount area after he apparently used Evans’ credit card to purchase the room.
When Evans’ whereabouts was learned, authorities recovered her body.
The investigation continues.
Caeser has been charged with the murder of his grandmother. He was also served with a fugitive warrant for desertion.