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Family believes partially decomposed body found in Jacksonville is of woman missing since Dec. 4



Officials have not yet released the identity of a partially decomposed white woman found near the end of Thomas Humphrey Road in Jacksonville.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the body around 3:20 p.m. in an overgrown area off Thomas Humphrey Road by teenagers who found the body. Investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office searched the overgrown area for forensic evidence and clues where the body was recovered. Little details were revealed into the cause of death or the circumstances on how the woman ended up on Thomas Humphrey Road.

An autopsy on the body was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2 and nearly a week later the identity of the woman remains unknown. Friends and family of a missing Jacksonville woman since Dec. 4 believes the body is 22-year-old Shelby Brown.

22-year-old, Shelby Brown of Jacksonville.

The lack of information provided by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department since the body was found aids in the family hopes to find Brown alive.

News In Onslow learned earlier this week that Brown’s mother Wendy Millis was told by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department to bring in Brown’s hairbrush and toothbrush to positively identify her. It is unknown if the lack of information is related to investigators identifying the found body found as 22-year-old Shelby Brown or not.

The family and friends of Brown are still asking for the public’s help to find Brown until more information by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department is released.

Serina Norris-Davis, the auntie of Brown said in a Facebook post, “you can do the right thing and let her family and friends that love and care for her know what has happened to her….You can be anonymous,” while Brown’s mother says she still has no information on her daughter.

Officials haven’t released any new information regarding the partially decomposed body found by the teenagers.

Police are investigating this case as a homicide investigation.

We will keep you updated on this story!


Onslow County Schools refuse to release the name of sub. teacher that duct taped student’s mouth



Onslow County Schools will NOT be releasing the name of a substitute teacher at Dixon Elementary who “briefly” duct-taped the mouths of four students Monday.

Director Of Community Affairs at Onslow County Schools, Brent Anderson, said in a press released that the incident happened Monday at Dixon Elementary School. He said that the school’s assistant principal “immediately entered the room and made sure the tape was removed and any further action stopped.”

Anderson claims that the Onslow County School system is “shocked and outraged by this behavior” and that they will not “tolerate it now or in the future.” Anderson may be naive to the fact that, things like this happen in Onslow County Schools almost every day but it’s not “addressed” until it becomes an issue and the public has knowledge of it. Hopefully, Onslow County Schools can also address the bullying by teachers to students in Onslow County Schools rather than agreeing to arm teachers in Onslow County Schools.

In the press release, Anderson “assured” that the substitute teacher who identity is unknown, “was immediately removed from any further duties, as well as removed from substituting in the future with the Onslow County School District.”

Dixon Elementary School Principal Glenn Reed spoke to parents and the students involved, assuring them that the teacher would not return.

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One arrested for Jacksonville’s St. Patrick’s Day murder



The family of a man who was killed over the weekend in Jacksonville will never be able to see their loved-one again, but tonight the accused killer is behind bars.

John V. Deavers

Police say, John V. Deavers, 28, of Estate Drive in Jacksonville is accused of assaulting and stealing money from 28-year-old William Young.

Captain Ashley Weaver with Jacksonville Police Department said that Young was assaulted around 6:45 pm.m Saturday near Ronnie’s Classic Auto Sales on Gum Branch Road. The two men knew each other, according to officials.

Young returned to his apartment later Saturday where he died as a result of his injury, according to Weaver.

He was found dead in his Indian Drive apartment Sunday Morning.

Officials say they charged Deavers Thursday night with an open count of murder and common law robbery.

He is in the Onslow County Jail without bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact JPD Detective Jason Lagana at 910-938-6414 or or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to apprehension or arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Refer to Case 18-02617 when calling or texting about this case.

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Baby wipes is the reason for Jacksonville sewage spill



Officials in Jacksonville have confirmed that baby wipes being flushed down commodes is the reason that thousands of gallons of untreated sewage spilled into a Jacksonville creek.

Officials say the spill happened Monday around 10 p.m. near Indian Drive and Brookdale Plaza and nearly 4,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Mill Creek.

Undissolved baby wipes and other similar products were pulled from the sewer lines and is the reason the line was blocked, which caused the sewage to back up and spill out of a manhole.


Jacksonville say the items below should not be flushed:

• Any non-organic material
• Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, and moist wipes
• Cans, bottles, bricks, glass, and wood
• Clothing, wash cloths, towels, and rags (any cloth item)
• Dental floss, toothpaste, and vitamins
• Diapers and adult protective underwear (cloth, disposable, or “flushable”)
• Egg shells, nutshells, and coffee grounds
• Facial tissues, napkins, and paper towels
• Fats, oils, and greases
• Food items containing seeds and peelings
• Medicines or syringes
• Plastic of any kind
• Sanitary napkins, tampons, tampon applicators, and condoms
• Toilet bowl scrub pads


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