An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old North Carolina boy whose mother is wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder, the News & Observer reports.
Police reportedly believe that 31-year-old Camille Nechelle Singleton shot 68-year-old Inita Gaither at a home in Clayton, North Carolina, on Thursday afternoon with a handgun. She is now believed to be with her toddler son Dior Singleton.
Gaither’s body was found with a gunshot wound to the head during a welfare check, according to the newspaper.
A witness reportedly identified Singleton, who is reportedly related to Gaither, as a suspect. The specific relationship is not yet known.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in an alert that Singleton and Dior may be headed to Arkansas, Virginia, or Macon, Georgia.
Singleton had been last seen driving a rented U-Haul pick-up truck with Arizona registration, which police say was returned to a U-Haul facility in Georgia.
Authorities issued the Amber Alert after speaking with the child’s father, who is presently deployed on a U.S. Navy ship at sea, WSET-TV reports.
Dior has short hair and brown eyes; he is about 3-feet tall and weighs 25 pounds, WITN-TV reports.
Singleton is described as having black hair, brown eyes and potential facial acne. She is about 4-foot-11 and weighs 135 pounds, according to WYFF-TV.
To report information about the location of Singleton or her son, call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611. Singleton should be considered armed and dangerous and police advise against approaching her.
The town of Clayton is about 20 miles southeast of Raleigh.
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