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Man charged after body found near Roanoke Rapids

Posted October 9, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014

Amanuel Harrison

— Authorities on Thursday charged a Roanoke Rapids man after a 45-year-old woman's body was found in a ditch Wednesday morning.

Amanuel Harrison, 46, is charged with concealing or failing to report a death. He was in the Halifax County jail Friday under a $12,000 secured bond.

Investigators were called to the intersection of Craig and Simmons streets near Roanoke Rapids on Wednesday after Belinda Kaye Beckett's body was found.

They said they believe Beckett had been there for several hours. Authorities said they are awaiting toxicology results to determine a cause of death.

Authorities have searched a vehicle and a residence in the case.

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  • BeKind Oct 10, 2014

    Wonder if she over dosed, and he left her in a ditch. Sounds like it considering the charges. Sad