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Nephew Charged In Death Of Henderson Woman

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Terry Tracey Taylor
HENDERSON, N.C. — The nephew of a woman found dead in her Henderson home several weeks ago has been charged with murder in connection with the incident, police said.

Terry Tracey Taylor, Jr. , 26, was charged early Thursday with the murder of Betty Overby Carey, 53. Taylor, who had been missing since Carey was discovered dead on May 8, was found in Connecticut in Carey's missing car.

Taylor was initially held by police for possession of a stolen vehicle because the car had been entered by the Henderson Police Department in a nationwide police computer database.

"They spotted the vehicle and ran the license plate. [They] found it was wanted by our department and they took it from there," said Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen.

After further investigation by Milford, Conn., officers, a handgun stolen from the victim's home was located. The gun had also been entered by serial number in the nationwide database. Authorities do not know if it is the same weapon used to kill Carey. Taylor was arrested on charges of possession of stolen property.

Following coordination between Milford officers and Henderson investigators, Detective R.N. Stancil obtained a warrant charging Taylor with the murder of his aunt.

"We're pleased he is no longer on the street or a threat to anyone and he's not going anywhere," Allen said.

Taylor was known to visit his aunt from time to time. Allen said Taylor will be given an extradition hearing in Connecticut and could be returned to Henderson as early as next week.


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