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Son charged in Hope Mills woman's November 2011 murder

Posted March 30, 2012 2:54 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County authorities charged a man with murder Friday for the November 2011 death of his mother.

The body of Edwardyne "Dynee" Williams, 50, was found in some woods off Canady Pond Road on Dec. 11. Her car had been found, with her house keys and cellphone inside, a few days before. She had been missing for about two weeks.

An autopsy report, completed in February, found Williams had been strangled.

Homicide detectives charged Williams' son, Robert Terry Ellison, 30, of 1822 Canady Pond Road, with second-degree murder.

Ellison was  already in jail on a weapons charge when he was charged with murder. The new charge means he will be held without bail.