ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- North Carolina officials say a extensive search failed to find two missing women whose backgrounds match those of others found dead.
The Rocky Mount Telegram reported Saturday that dozens of North Carolina National Guardsmen, police officers and firefighters searched last week along along a 13-mile road northeast of the city and along the Tar River. The bodies of seven women have been found in those areas over the past three years.
Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said the search was to try to bring closure to the families of the two missing women and so residents wouldn't continue finding remains.
Antwan Maurice Pittman has been charged with killing one women whose body was found in the area last year.
Information from: Rocky Mount Telegram
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