Task force investigates women's murders

July 2, 2009 3:24:17 PM PDT
Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight says a task force is looking into the killings of five women whose bodies were found in the county in the past four years.Knight says the first body was found in 2005 and all of the cases remain unsolved. A farmer discovered the latest body Monday.

According to multiple media reports, the four bodies were found in the northern end of the county.

Knight says the State Bureau of Investigation has been involved in developing the case and the district attorney and Rocky Mount police also have discussed involvement.

The sheriff has not said the cases are related.