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Murder charges filed after skeletal remains found in Nash County

Posted October 29, 2010 6:57 p.m. EDT
Updated October 29, 2010 7:15 p.m. EDT

— Authorities on Friday issued arrest warrants for a Michigan man suspected in the deaths of two men whose remains were found in rural Nash County last month.

Two men riding four-wheelers came across the remains in a field off N.C. Highway 43 north of Red Oak on Sept. 7.

The remains are believed to belong to Juan Rodriguez, 51, and Fermin Jimenez, 29, both of Battleboro. Rodriguez also was known as Refugio Ponce Diaz, authorities said.

No details about the cause of their deaths or when they were killed was released.

Investigators issued first-degree murder warrants for Jorge Alfredo Urias Sanchez, whose last known address was in Sandusky, Mich.

The three men were acquaintances, according to investigators.

Anyone with information on where Sanchez might be is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff's Office at 252-459-4121.