Suspect Charged In Deaths Of Two NC Women

Photo Courtesy of the McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office.

According to the Michell County Sheriff’s Office, a man has been charged with two counts of murder after statements made to investigators.

Cecil Byrd, 41 was arrested in McDowell County Wednesday evening and has been charged with crimes in both McDowell and Mitchell Counties.

Byrd has been charged with murder in the disappearances of both Sarah Denise Riddle and Lisa Ann Robbins.

Riddle was reported missing November 1st in McDowell County.

Byrd has also been charged with one count of false identification in McDowell County.

Mitchell County’s authorities reported that they found human remains on N.C. 226 Tuesday near the Tennessee line.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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