Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Two weeks after 28-year-old North Carolina woman Shameka Johnston went missing, one of the men she was last seen with led police to the location of her body.

Troy Police Chief James Atkins said Shameka’s body was found on October 28 about 20 yards off Horne Road in Troy.

“It’s very tragic,” Chief Atkins said. “Tragic for her family and this community. It’s a small community and probably about half knew her or her family. It’s just heartbreaking for everyone.”

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Shameka has been missing since October 13, 2021. She was last seen at the BP gas station on Albemarle Road in Troy, where she got a ride with two men that she knew.

Her family said last week that they were extremely worried for her safety and well-being, especially because they believed she was four months pregnant with her first child.

Last week, Eric Buie, one of the men she was last seen with, was taken into custody.

The chief said the two have known each other for a long time. He did not elaborate on the details of their relationship.

After multiple interviews with police, Buie told police on Thursday where they could find Shameka’s body. Police responded to an area of Horne Road at 7:19 p.m. that same day. They located her body about 20 yards off the road. Buie was charged with Shameka’s murder.

Shameka’s cause of death is not yet known. Chief Atkins said he hopes an autopsy report will shed more light on the events that took place.

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On Tuesday afternoon, the police chief received new information from the medical examiner. The medical examiner revealed Shameka was not pregnant when she was killed. He said the medical examiner explained that it’s possible she had been pregnant, but had a miscarriage.

“Until we know more, we are treating this as a homicide,” Chief Atkins said. “We need to see what the facts say until we move forward.”

Chief Atkins stressed that the investigation is still ongoing and urges anyone with information to call Troy Police.

Shameka’s family said they are heartbroken by the outcome.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to help the family with funeral expenses. Shameka’s memorial service will be held November 6, 2021.

If you have any information that can help in the investigation, please call the Troy Police Department at 910-576-8151.

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By Buffy Gunner

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