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Man charged with murder in Wilson woman's death

Posted January 25

Eric Devon Hooker

— A 28-year-old Wilson man has been charged in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman who was found dead inside a home on Mercer Street Thursday afternoon, police said. 

According to investigators, Eric Devon Hooker killed Courtney Caitlyn Rea. Hooker was charged with first-degree murder late Friday after being arrested Friday night by Wilson police. 

Rea was found at about 3 p.m. Thursday in a home on Mercer Street.

No other information about Rea's death has been released. Hooker is the father of Rea's newborn child, authorities said. 

The investigation into Rea's death is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Wilson Police Department at 252-243-2255 or 252-399-2323.

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