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Cause of death unknown for two Rocky Mount women

Posted October 6, 2010 10:18 a.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2010 7:32 p.m. EDT

— The causes of death for two Rocky Mount women whose remains were found in wooded areas in March, could not able to be determined, according to autopsy reports released Wednesday.

The skeletal remains of Roberta Williams, 40, were found approximately 20 yards inside a wooded area off Seven Bridges Road in Edgecombe County on March 27. Williams was never reported missing but was last seen in spring 2008.

The remains of Christine Marie Boone, 46, were found March 5 in a wooded area near Scotland Neck.

The remains were found behind an abandoned Halifax County trailer where Antwan Maurice Pittman lived in 2006.

Pittman was charged on Sept. 1, 2009, with first-degree murder in the death of another Rocky Mount woman – Taraha's Nicholson. Search warrants have indicated that authorities are looking at Pittman's connection in at least five other similar cases.

A joint investigation by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rocky Mount Police Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine is the disappearances of Williams, Boone, Nicholson and seven other women are related.