ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. -- A missing woman's case in North Carolina may be connected to a body found a week later.
The Robeson County Sheriff's Office confirmed via news release that while investigating a missing woman's case they found a body buried in a field behind a house in Rowland.
The remains were found Monday, exactly a week after 31-year-old Samantha Bryant was reported missing. The sheriff's office said they conducted ground and aerial searches when they made the discovery in the 300 block of Drops Landing Road.
Tyrone Brooks, 37, of Rowland has been charged with first-degree murder in the investigation. He's also facing charges of concealing/failing to report a death and altering/destroying evidence related to the investigation.
Investigators did not say what led them to that area, or Brooks' connection to Bryant.
Bryant's body has been sent to the NC Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and positive identification.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff's Office at (910) 671-3100 or (910) 671-3170.