Vanceboro man facing murder charge after elderly woman found dead

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A man is facing a murder charge after police find an elderly woman dead inside her home.

Vanceboro Police found 68-year-old Carolyn Patterson during a welfare check Friday night.

Police were called to the home after being notified by the Pamlico County and Craven County Sheriff’s Offices.

Patterson lived along Mills Avenue in Vanceboro.

After an investigation by multiple agencies, police arrested 46-year-old Jeffery Ray Acker for her murder.

Acker is at the Craven County Jail without bond.

The case is being investigated by the Vanceboro Police Department, SBI, and the District Attorney’s Office.

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