LUMBERTON, NC (WNCN) – A registered sex offender – who was also paroled from prison – has been charged with murder Fayetteville Medical Worker Missing Casesay the officials.
Michael Brayboy, 42, has been charged in the death of Jessica Lawrence, 42, of St. Pauls, the Robeson Couty Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Friday.
“This senseless, cowardly murder of an innocent woman was horrific in nature and no one deserved that treatment,” Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said in the press release.
Lawrence, who was a mother, was last seen on Oct. 12 leaving her job at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, the press release said.
However, officials later said she was seen at her home at 175 Coy Road in St Pauls on September 26.
Deputy and the North Carolina search and rescue team conducted searches across the county.
On October 14, Lawrence’s vehicle was in the NC 710 North area near Red Springs.
Nine days later a Body was found in the forest along Tom M. Road in Rowland. The body was later confirmed to be Lawrence
“Somewhere in the system there is a flaw that has allowed this man to walk among the innocent and something must be done,” Wilkins said in a press release.
Brayboy is charged with first-degree murder, burning of personal property, concealment of a death, altering/destroying evidence, theft of a vehicle, theft of financial cards, false acquisition of property, theft and conspiracy.
Brayboy was initially arrested in October while driving the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee that belonged to Lawrence.
Brayboy was accused at the time of not reporting a change of address as a sex offender.
He is being held without bond.
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