Caravan to honor memory, raise money for slain Edgecombe women
Posted July 27, 2012
Updated July 28, 2012
Rocky Mount, N.C. — A motorcycle group wants to honor the memories of nine women killed in Edgecombe County and help the victims' surviving children.
The Street Soldiers Motorcycle Club is hosting a motorcycle and car caravan at 8:30 p.m. Friday that will begin at the Gateway Complex in Rocky Mount and end at Seven Bridges Road.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the club will host a charity ride from the Gateway Complex to Tarboro.
Money collected from the $10 entry fee will be given to members of Parents & Relatives of the Missing & Murdered, a support group formed by loved ones of the victims.
The nine women disappeared from Rocky Mount over a four-year period and the subsequent discovery of their bodies in different locations in the Rocky Mount area rattled the community.
Some believe one man – Antwan Pittman – is responsible for all of their deaths. A 10th woman with a similar profile is still missing.
Last fall, a jury convicted Pittman of killing Taraha Nicholson. He was sentenced to life in prison, and remains the prime suspect in the murders of at least seven other women in Edgecombe County.
Pittman's lawyers last month requested a new trial. They're challenging 70 items from his original trial.
To learn more about the support group or the caravan, call 919-544-3464.