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Garner mom's mysterious death weighs heaviest on her 5-year-old daughter

Posted March 22, 2018 3:51 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:15 a.m. EDT

— The death of a 24-year-old mother who was found dead Sunday in a ditch is weighing heavily on her family members, especially her 5-year-old daughter.

Authorities said the body of Faith Chere Bevan, 24, of 1002 Buckhorn Road in Garner, was found in a ditch in the 7800 block of Caddy Road at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Caddy Road is south of Raleigh off U.S. 401 near Ten-Ten Road.

According to a search warrant, Bevan was found with her shirt pulled up and the back of her jeans pulled down. She was last seen getting into a man’s car, according to search warrants.

Family members said Bevan was a waitress and mother of a 5-year-old daughter, Mylah, who is being cared for by her father, Jordan Clark.

Clark said he and Bevan were together for six years, but spent the last year and a half apart.

"This effects four generations. (Bevan's) grandparents, her parents, her siblings, and sadly, the person who it will affect the most and the longest by this tragedy is her daughter," Clark said.

Clark said he is now just taking it day by day and working to be strong for his daughter.

"There is not a book on what to do when you become a single dad overnight," he said. "Emotionally, how do I help her? That's something I wish I had more of an answer on."

Clark, along with Bevan's other loved ones, just wants answers in her death.

"I would just want someone who knows who left her there to let the police know. There's a lot of people really torn up about this," he said.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Monday that there were no “obvious” signs of trauma on Bevan’s body and the sheriff’s office is working on several promising leads in the case.

Authorities said Bevan’s body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death.

Funeral services for Bevan will be held Friday.