Clay County Sheriff’s Office confirms discovery of human remains

Clay County Murder Investigation

HAYESVILLE, NC – FetchYourNews (FYN) spoke with Clay County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Todd Wingate this morning, Monday, June 3, in reference to a suspicious death investigation conducted in the North Carolina jurisdiction. At this time, FYN was able to confirm with the investigator that human remains were discovered in Clay County last week, although identification has not been positively determined at this time. An autospy is scheduled to be performed in Wake Forest, NC tomorrow, June 4. The death was determined by authorities to be suspicious in nature, and due to the condition of the remains, identification of the deceased has proven challenging.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office informed FYN that multiple search warrants have been executed, numerous interviews have been conducted, and evidentiary materials are being processed at this time. A person of interest has been identified by law enforcement, however, officials state that it is too early in the investigation to release the name of the suspect. No charges related to the death investigation have yet been filed by authorities.

FYN inquired whether the search warrant locations included areas of Georgia and North Carolina, with Wingate confirming that Clay County Sheriff’s Office has requested assistance in both states and surrounding counties, adding overwhelming support is being offered by the cooperative agencies.


Robin H. Webb

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