NC deputies discover bodies of missing mother, daughter in well

Dawn Ward, 40 and Taylor Carroll, 14 -- photo via Martin County Sheriff's Office

North Carolina lawmen have found in a 40-foot residential well the bodies of a mother and daughter missing since Sunday and believed to have been murdered.

Local media report that the bodies of 40-year-old Dawn Ward and 14-year-old Taylor Carroll were found Thursday afternoon in Williamston in the eastern part of the state, about 10 miles from their home.

WITN-TV in Greenville reported that the two were last seen at their Everetts home Sunday night around 10:30 p.m. They were reported missing a day later by Ward’s mother. She told investigators she knew something was wrong when she saw a broken window in her daughter’s mobile home, which is near hers.

Lt. Drew Robinson told the station it took hours to recover the bodies from the well.

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