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Goldsboro couple arrested in sister's death

Posted August 4, 2011 5:05 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2011 10:16 p.m. EDT

— The brother and sister-in-law of a missing Goldsboro woman were arrested Thursday and charged in her death.

Gary Metzger, 54, and his wife, Ann Metzger, 34, both of 146 Country View Drive in Goldsboro, are charged with murder in the death of his sister, Jean Metzger Hubbard. 

Police found Hubbard's body in a field on the couple's property on Thursday afternoon. After the body was found, police said the Metzgers ran to a wooded area south of Highway 70 East near the 4000 block where they are arrested. 

Hubbard, 66, was reported missing on Monday. She was last seen Friday leaving her job at the Goldsboro News-Argus newspaper.

Police said they think Hubbard's body had been at the site since at least Saturday. 

"We learned about some arguing going on with family members and that's what piqued our interest and led up to her brother," Sgt. Paige Learnard said.

Learnard said Hubbard had just started to reach out to friends and tell them about her family problems. 

"This is a domestic violence situation and, especially when it's somebody older, and they are telling you they have trouble with family members, you might want to slow down and listen to them," Learnard said. 

Gary and Ann Metzger were being held without bond in the Wayne County jail.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department's K9 Unit, ACE Team, Air Watch and the Goldsboro Police Departments Investigations Division, SEU Team, Patrol Division, the S.B.I., and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Drug Squad assisted in the investigation.