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Man, Woman Charged in Death of Missing Man

Posted June 9, 2007
Updated June 12, 2007

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office on Monday charged a 20-year-old Benson man with murder in the death of Jason Jeffreys, 21, and confirmed that a body found Friday night in Rolesville was that of Jeffreys.

Christopher Dale Moss had been taken into custody Saturday on charges that he burned a car to cover up murder evidence and that he misled and lied to detectives.

Jennifer Marie Price, 23, of Wake Forest, was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Jeffreys was reported missing June 1.

The sheriff's office said its investigation showed Jeffreys had died from blunt-force trauma and had been murdered. The medical examiner's office identified the body from fingerprints, the sheriff's office said.

The car found burned out in the area of 16000 New Light Road, Wake Forest, turned up about 5 a.m. on the day Jeffreys' family reported him missing. He was last seen being dropped off in the Garner Road area.

In a warrant filed Saturday, sheriff's investigators charged Moss with burning the 2005 Ford Focus "to destroy evidence of a homicide." They also charged him with resisting, delaying and obstructing an investigator by "misleading and lying" on Friday.

In papers supporting Moss' $225,000 bond, a handwritten note says the sheriff's and district attorney's offices asked for a high bond because of his "also being a homicide suspect."

Price was both listed as a witness for the car-burning charge against Moss and was arrested herself on a charge of misleading and lying to the same investigator the day Jeffreys disappeared.

Jeffreys' family spent much of Saturday off Rogers Road searching for clues about his disappearance. They said they made a disturbing discovery.

"Someone said he'd found [Jeffreys'] pants hanging in a tree. And then that's when all of us run up here and we saw his hair laying on the ground, strewn everywhere and saw a grave with a branch on top of it," said Judy Jeffreys, a cousin of the missing man.

Family members had accused deputies of doing little to find him. They said they believed the sheriff's office didn't care about him because of his criminal record, which included drug offenses.

Sheriff Donnie Harrison rebutted the accusation.

"If someone's missing - if they're from the slums or the White House, we look just as hard for them," he said.


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  • JDawn1984 Jun 13, 2007

    My prayers go out to the victim's family. I hope justice will be served.

  • none123 Jun 12, 2007

    Kim. You are a shrewd saleswoman.

  • none123 Jun 12, 2007

    Car crazy. I do not take joy in anyones death. I do feel that you reap what you sow. I think there is alot to learn from this situation that can be passed along to the at risk youth of our community. If you dabble in drugs, the end is near. An easy lesson to figure out from this story.

  • kim king Jun 12, 2007

    I know that is right now treat your wife to a dress with a discount

  • none123 Jun 12, 2007

    Sweet. I have impressed the almighty kim!

  • SouthernBornSouthernBred Jun 12, 2007

    Sick of thugs 4 - how true and love the new word. I totally believe in the death penalty. I wish people would stay focused in this comment section about the story. 1 person is dead, 2 are in jail, and the 8 "innocent" kids. Jason is dead. Chris and Jennifer will get what they deserve.

  • kim king Jun 12, 2007

    word -you said thugness that what happens when you work in the inner city you become up to date on your hip-hop congrads I like that

  • none123 Jun 12, 2007

    car crazy. They are all thugs by definition. They all will pay for thier thugness. There, I said it....Thugness. It is now a word.....wOrd.

  • SouthernBornSouthernBred Jun 12, 2007

    Historian - thanks for the translation. Kim it was in reference to Historian's "ghetto" translation and the fact is I am an educated white person. I have sat back and read these posting about this and that and it's hard to see this happing to 2 people that I have known since they were small. Mean people come in all colors and sizes. Everybody keeps talking about Jason being a bad person, well Chris is far from an Angel and Jennifer will do whatever her boyfriend, Chris or her Grandparents tell her to do. I don't feel sorry for any of them.

  • kim king Jun 12, 2007

    what does your race have to do with being very educated? you said a very educated white person. could you not have been a educated hispanic