SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Two people have been arrested and charged after the body of woman was found, burned, on the side of the road early Friday morning.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, the woman's body was found along the 3000 block of Leonard Road around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning by a man driving by. Officials said there was a small fire still burning around the body, which was also burned.
The woman, later identified through several tattoos, was confirmed to be 33-year-old Amanda Kay Smith. Smith's home, along the 200-block of Honeysuckle Lane, was also found burned Friday morning more than 12 miles from where her body was discovered.
Investigators say that fire was deliberately set.
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During their investigation, deputies determined Smith was last seen with a man named Timothy Clarence Smith Jr. and a woman named Stephanie Dawn Hall. Both were named suspects in her murder and the arson at her home.
Early Monday morning, detectives were notified that Smith and Hall had been located in Horry County, South Carolina, near Myrtle Beach.
Warrants were obtained for robbery, 2nd degree arson, and 1st degree murder on both Hall and Smith.
The suspects were transferred from Horry County to Rowan County Tuesday to face the charges. They are being held without bond.
Anyone with further information on this case can contact Lt. Chad Moose (704) 216-8687 or Sgt. Carl Dangerfield (704) 216-8683.