NC son killed mom, took her car, police say

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother, officials said.

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Jacksonville Police responded to 206 Marion Ct. around 1:30 p.m. Saturday for a wellness check. The resident, 61-year-old Clara Bell Kornegay was found deceased inside the home.

After an investigation, police determined the victim had been struck by a blunt object and her car was missing, police said. The victim and her car were last seen by a neighbor on Thursday.

After canvassing the area, conducting interviews and collecting evidence, an alert was put out for the missing vehicle. Investigators then learned that that vehicle had been stopped by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

The victim’s son, 38-year-old Shahid Olean Kornegay, was operating the vehicle. Kornegay has been charged with an open count of murder, and is being held under no bond in the Carteret County Jail.

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Anyone with additional information is asked to contact JPD Detective Brandon Potter at 910-938-6464 or wpotter@jacksonvillenc.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

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