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Suspect In Four Oaks Murder Now Faces Burglary Charges

Posted June 25, 2004

— The man charged with killing a young mother and dumping her body along I-40 faces new charges.

Derrick Canaday is now accused of breaking into Merritt Ennis' home and stealing jewelry and other goods.

Police say Canaday beat Ennis and dumped her on I-40 in Sampson County, where she was hit by a vehicle.

Ennis was first reported missing after failing to return from a concert at Alltel Pavilion.

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