Police seek link to 1992 death of mother of three

Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 09:16 AM.

Jacksonville detectives are investigating whether Alder was involved in the death of an unidentified woman whose skeleton was found in a wooded area off Marine Boulevard in 1995. Medical examiners believe the woman died around 1992.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said Tuesday his detectives are gathering evidence in a possibly related cold case. He would not elaborate, citing an ongoing investigation.

Investigators from Havelock, Jacksonville and Onslow County met with Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas and Onslow County District Attorney Ernie Lee on Monday.

The chief prosecutors determined additional interviews and further investigation are required before any possible charges can be filed.

A possible break in the case may be DNA evidence, which has been submitted to the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation laboratory in Raleigh, Cyrus said.

“Investigators and prosecutors are awaiting those lab results,” Cyrus said.

It was 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, 1992, when Havelock Public Safety Officer Buddy Clements was on routine patrol and discovered the body of a nude, bound, and gagged woman laying in the open against the cinder block wall of a concession stand at a baseball field. The grisly scene was just 100 yards from Havelock Elementary School and less than four blocks from the city’s public safety department.

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