Daughter Of North Carolina Double Homicide Victim Identified As Main Suspect In Case, Sheriff Says
A suspect in North Carolina is accused of killing her mother and another victim, authorities said.
On the evening of Oct. 10, deputies in Jackson County contacted the Macon County Sheriff’s Office after speaking with a woman and requested they do a wellbeing check at a home.
Deputies arrived at the residence and immediately made entry after they were able to see what appeared to be a body on the floor, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said.
They then found a second body in the home. Both victims appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.
“Throughout the night and during the day investigators conducted interviews and followed up on leads,” the sheriff’s office said. “Following an interview with a suspect, information lead investigators back to Jackson County.”
There, “a vehicle believed to be owned by one of the victims was located down an embankment,” officials said, adding a firearm was located at a second location in Jackson County.
On Oct. 12, deputies arrested the suspect, identified as Divinity Aleza Guest, and charged her with two counts of second-degree murder.
Guest is the daughter of one of the victims, the sheriff’s office said. The identifity of the second person shot and killed was not released pending family notification.
Macon County Sheriff Robert L. Holland said investigators initially “had little to no information and no substantial suspects.”
“Because of the exceptional work of our investigators and the great working relationship with our law enforcement partners we progressed throughout the day,” Holland noted.
He continued: “While investigators worked all night and through the following day, they were able to recover the murder weapon and make an arrest before the sun set again.”
Guest was booked into the Macon County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.
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