Suspect wanted in the homicide of Elizabeth City’s woman captured in New Jersey


Authorities have identified and arrested a suspect wanted in the homicide of a 30-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.

The suspect was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and first-degree murder.

The Elizabeth Police Department said the suspect was located in Newark in New Jersey along with the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect is the victim’s teenage daughter and is pending extradition from Essex County in New Jersey to Pasquotank County after a hearing being held on September 6.

The Pasquotank County District Attorney’s Office is going to assist the Essex County Prosecutors Office with the extradition process and pending charges.

During the investigation, police worked along with the Newark Police Department, Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina Department of Corrections-Prison Emergency Response Team, the United States Marshals Service and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety-Juvenile Justice in the recovery of evidence and apprehension of the suspect.


A woman was killed in homicide Thursday evening in Elizabeth City, according to police.

Officials say they received a call to 817 North Road St at 7:35 p.m. for a door that was open.

While at the scene, officers found a dead woman inside the home. 

She was later identified as 30-year-old Ashley Dozier-Tyler, of Elizabeth City. The cause of death has not been determined, but police are investigating this incident as a homicide. 

WAVY-TV talked to one man who lives down the road from where it happened.

He says he was walking home around 8:30 p.m. when he noticed the police presence.

“There were like five cops on the side of the building, one was making sure no one crossed the tape. They were all like shining flashlights underneath the house,” he explained. 

Another neighbor who lives behind the home where Dozier-Tyler says she was found inside her home.

As of Saturday evening, the caution tape was still up and an officer was on the property, standing guard.

Police encourage anyone who has any information to call the Elizabeth City Crime Line at 252-335-5555. 

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