Police chief refuses to offer more info on Pine Valley murder


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Eleven days after a woman was found dead in her Wilmington home, police still have no updates on who killed her.

During a Friday morning news conference at the Wilmington Police Department, WWAY asked Police Chief Ralph Evangelous about the July 4 murder of Carol Ann Johnson, 59, in her Pine Valley Drive home.

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“I’m not gonna compromise an investigation just because people want to know. I assure you that they’re safe,” Evangelous said of Johnson’s neighbors. “I assure you that we’re working on it diligently.”

Johnson’s fiance Christopher Munn called 911 early on July 4. He said he came home from work around 3 a.m., found the door unlocked and Johnson dead and covered in blood on the floor.

Wilmington police have not said if they have any leads on suspects. They say they are working hard to get answers for the community.

We attempted to track down Munn for comment, but the number listed for him has been disconnected.

We’ve also tried to talk with Johnson’s neighbors, but they have declined to speak on camera.