Rebecca Fellows

Rebecca Fellows: Possible remains of missing North Carolina mother found, two suspects behind bars for rape & murder

North Carolina officials announced Thursday that the remains of a woman who disappeared months ago have been found.

WRAL reports that 40-year-old Rebecca Fellows disappeared from the Hope Mills area on July 8. She was last seen about midnight near the 3700 block of Legion Road, getting in a dark gray 2008 Dodge Challenger. When Fellows failed to pick up her children the following morning, family members contacted police.

On Thursday, police arrested Beverly Ann Harris, 36, and Miguel Angel Navarro, 33, in connection with the case. Both have been charged with murder, rape, conspiracy, and kidnapping.

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Although the remains have not been officially identified, investigators strongly believe they’ve found Fellows, also known as Rebecca Garcia-James.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that the remains were found on a rural road off of Interstate 40 in Benson. Hope Mills Police Chief Joel Acciardo didn’t say what led them to the area. It’s also unclear if the victim knew the suspects.

“This is not the outcome that we wanted, but this is an outcome that brings closure,” Acciardo said. “Obviously the outcome that everyone wanted was to have found Fellows alive somewhere.”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Detective Josh Hamilton at (910) 429-3385. You can also contact the State Bureau of Investigation at (800) 334-3000 or the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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[Feature Photo: Rebecca Fellows/Police Handout]