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New Bern man found dead in wooded area after being reported missing Monday, suspect in custody

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Suspect-Kion Leonardo Beatty

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(New Bern, North Carolina)– Deputies in Craven County say they have arrested a man for the killing of Deondre Tyshawn Surles, 22, who on Monday was reported missing by his mother.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at approximately 5:00 P.M., Craven County Sheriff’s Office investigators located Surles deceased off of Staten Road in the Rocky Run community of Craven County in a wooded area, according to a press release.

Deputies say after conducting several interviews, they concluded that Kion Leonardo Beatty, 26, of Rocky Run Road in New Bern, NC was responsible. He was charged with an open count of murder.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

 

 

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