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Police Charge Man with Murdering Raleigh Mom

Posted April 8, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Police made an arrest Wednesday in the death of a Raleigh woman, who was found dead in her Southeast Raleigh duplex apartment a day earlier.

Raleigh police charged George Cameron Jr., 30, with first-degree murder in the death of Christa Reeves.

Reeves' 9-year-old daughter found her mother's body, then she and her 6-year-old brother called their grandfather, the victim's father.

Joseph Riley, told WRAL-TV5'sMark Roberts about the phone call from his grandaughter.

Riley said his daughter's throat was slashed, and a gag was stuffed in her mouth. He said his grandchildren told him they saw their mother arguing with a man late Monday night. Even though the children were in the house all night, he said he does not think they witnessed the crime.

Relatives were allowed to accompany the children when they were taken to police headquarters to talk to police about what they saw or knew.

Neighbors said they heard a noise from the home Monday around 11 p.m., but police are still investigating how the woman died. They said the neighborhood, and particularly the victim's house, is usually very quiet. The deceased woman was identified as Christa Reeves.

Neighbors say Reeves worked at a downtown Raleigh bank and Eric McKoy said some thought something might be wrong when her car was still parked in front of the duplex after she ordinarily would have left for work.

Riley says he will now take care of his two grandchildren. Raleigh police say they are at a point in their investigation where they don't want to say much about the case yet.