I have not seen this posted but seems like there is a little more to this story.
I hope she is found soon.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 07-26-2011 at 08:43 PM.
July 22, 2011 12:00 AM
Friends of a missing Kinston woman have turned to prayer — through Facebook and in a nightly vigil — for help in finding the 27-year-old mother who mysteriously disappeared more than a week ago.
Updated at 07:17 AM today
Lenoir County court custody documents say the 27-year-old was emotionally unstable, but friends say she would never willingly abandon her two boys and mysteriously vanish.
seems really suspicious! Praying she is found!
Thanks for the additional links. I heard about this case on Tues. Wasn't much information out there. Its very close to where I live. I really hope that everything turns out to be o.k.
I have gotten so jaded that as soon as I heard the grandmother (exboyfriends mom) say that they had been in a custody battle for more than a year, that dad was upset because the children and dad had been sitting in the car for over an hour waiting for her 'and it was hot'....welll, it just didn't sit right with me. No compassion whatsoever imho.
Hopefully, they will find her alive and well and the sooner the better. As always there is not a single person who says she would up and leave her two little boys on a whim.
By Andrea Blanford
Published: July 19, 2011
Updated: July 22, 2011 - 6:36 PM
Photos at linkKINSTON, N.C.- We have new photos of Laura Ackerson, the young mother from Kinston who went missing last week. Raleigh Police have released these surveillance photos of Ackerson- taken last Wednesday morning- the same day she was last seen in Raleigh.
Pictures at link
Updated: 2:08 AM Jul 25, 2011
Authorities believe the remains of a woman found Sunday outside of Houston, Texas are those of a missing mother from Kinston, that's according to WRAL.
WBTV News in Charlotte, NC has announced that the dismembered body of Laura Jean Akerson has been located and identified in Tx. They stated that she was probably killed in NC and taken to Texas. A suspect is in custody.
My prayers go out to her children, parents, family, and friends.
http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.
Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.
Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.
Suspect in the murders of:
5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA
Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ
Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
P.O. Box 29540
Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is horrible. When is the killing of young mothers in NC going to stop!?!?!!!
This is alarming pattern of kiling mothers of children by husbands or fathers of the kids. It would seem this might be higher than national average. I wonder why.
By NBC17 Staff
Published: July 26, 2011
Updated: July 26, 2011 - 4:35 PM
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++RALEIGH, N.C. -- Remains pulled from a creek near Houston, Texas have been positively identified as those of a missing Kinston mother.
Rest in Peace Laura.
Published: March 1, 2013
RALEIGH — The couple accused of murdering Laura Jean Ackerson, a Kinston woman whose body parts were pulled from a Texas creek in July 2011, are scheduled to be tried together in May.
The case of the Texas body bag was particularly vexing to Radisch. A month earlier a woman from Kinston, a city 90 miles southeast of Raleigh, had disappeared. Eleven days later a collection of bones turned up in a Texas creek. Dental records linked the remains to the Kinston woman, Laura Ackerson, who had been in a custody dispute with her ex-boyfriend, a Raleigh musician and the father of her two children.
But after opening the body bag in her Chapel Hill lab, Radisch was flummoxed. The Galveston medical examiner's autopsy was sloppy. He had sawed into many bone fragments himself, and several parts of the skeleton were improperly labeled, or not labeled at all. A piece of neck cartilage was partially crushed, suggesting strangulation, but Radisch couldn't be sure. The cartilage arrived in a peculiar mass of tissue, and it was possible that the Galveston doctor crushed it himself.
Radisch needed Ross to tell her which bones had been sliced by the Galveston doctor, and which had been sawed by Ackerson's murderer. More important, Radisch wondered if Ross could solve a key mystery of the case: determining the precise type of saw used to dismember the 27-year-old mother.
The phone call marked the early stages of an investigation that took several twists during its two-year course. Ackerson's murder and dismemberment would become one of the most notorious cases in the city's history, sensationalized by local media when it went to trial.