Mississippi police arrest pair connected to North Carolina murder

Published 8:55 am Friday, August 21, 2020

Mississippi police have arrested two people sought in connection with a North Carolina murder case.

Flowood, Mississippi, police, were called to a motel after someone spotted two people sleeping in a Ford Explorer.

Police discovered the vehicle had a stolen license plate and the car was discovered to be linked to a homicide in Swain County, North Carolina.

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Robert Willoughby, 49, and Lorrieann Robinson, 42, both of North Carolina, were arrested and held on felony stolen property charges.

North Carolina authorities say 70-year-old Lenore Dawn Morris, was found dead on August 14 in her home.

Police in North Carolina said they were searching for a man and woman who were staying with Morris in connection with the murder.