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Police: Hickory man facing charges after woman found dead following assault

Hickory Police ask that anyone with information regarding the case call the department at (828) 328-5551.
Eddie Propst is facing charges after a woman was found dead in a home in Hickory last weekend.
Eddie Propst is facing charges after a woman was found dead in a home in Hickory last weekend.(Source: Catawba County Detention Center)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) – Police have a man in custody in connection with a woman’s murder last weekend in Hickory.

According to the Hickory Police Department, Laura Matthews was found dead at a home on 8th Avenue Southeast early in the morning on May 8. Investigators said she died as the result of an assault.

Police said they have charged 35-year-old Eddie Dante Propst, of Hickory, with first-degree murder. He remains jailed in the Catawba County Detention Center under no bond.

Online jail records state he has also been charged with assault on a female and assault by strangulation.

Hickory Police ask that anyone with information regarding the case call the department at (828) 328-5551.

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