Another set of charred remains were found last night in Onslow County. Authorities believe they are those of Fort Bragg soldier, Holly Wimunc.
Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown would not go into detail, but said items found around the body led investigators to believe it was Wimunc. Today investigators including the SBI and Fayetteville Police worked to uncover more clues from the area of Sneads Ferry where a charred body was found around 5:00 p.m. yesterday.
The remains were found by Onslow County emergency crews responding to a call about a brush fire, about a mile and a half off of Old Folkstone Road in Snead's Ferry. Sheriff Brown said that it didn't appear the fire was started Sunday, and that it may have been burning for a few days before the body was recovered.
People who live nearby were shocked to hear of the discovery.
Resident Lieseotte Massey said, "…never thinking in a million years honey that it would be right down the street from my house, neither one of us. You know you don't ever think of that because this is still a pretty safe place to live.
" Holly Wimunc was a soldier at Fort Bragg. She has been missing since last week. Co-workers discovered a fire in her Fayetteville apartment on Thursday. She and her husband John, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, were going through a divorce.
John Wimunc was questioned after that fire, and was eventually charged with arson. Today, he was also charged with first degree murder. Another Marine, Kyle Aldon, is also charged with arson in connection with this case. Today he was charged with being an accomplice to murder. Both men are scheduled to be in court tomorrow.