Man charged with murder after Goldsboro woman's body found in container

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Police have charged a man accused of hiding a woman's body in a container near a Goldsboro road.

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man initially accused of concealing a woman's death and disposing of her body in a container near a Goldsboro road has now been charged with murder.

Goldsboro Police Department said the body of 59-year-old Contrena A. Wooten, of Goldsboro, was found inside a container on the side of East Holly Street around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

An autopsy will be performed by the Office of the State Medical Examiner to determine a cause of death.

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Officers arrested 62-year-old Rocky Marciana Ashford, of Goldsboro. He was charged with concealment, failure to report, and secretly disposing of a body.

On Tuesday, Goldsboro Police announced that Ashford is being charged with murder.

State Bureau of Investigation agents joined local officers to investigate the death.

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