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Ties between Missing Gurdon Woman and Body Found in Trunk

There's new information about the search for a missing woman that may have ties to an investigation of a body found in the trunk of a car.
Gurdon, AR - There's new information about the search for a missing woman that may have ties to an investigation of a body found in the trunk of a car.

The cold and dreary Friday (3/22) in Clark County resembles the mood of one of Cassie Carter's good friends.

"I'm really sad," said Sierra Burris.

According to authorities, Kimberly King filed a report with the Gurdon Marshall's Office on March 13th, the day her 20-year-old daughter went missing. The missing person report says Cassie was last heard from early that morning, may have last been with a man named Kevin Bolton and that it wasn't like Cassie to not return home or call.

King explained in the report her daughter's car has a baby on board sign on the back window.

According to a preliminary obituary from a funeral home in Prescott, AR however, Cassandra Nicole Carter died Wednesday (3/20) in North Carolina, one week after her mom reported her missing.

A file at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina lists Kevin Bolton, the man Cassie may have been with, as having been arrested Thursday (3/21) and booked in jail on multiple offenses including possessing a stolen car, being a fugitive of another state and failure to report a death.

Burris, holding tears back remarked, "I'm really angry just because she's such a small girl and I know she went through a lot she had to of and a lot of people are going to be angry right now."

The Clark County Sheriff has been out of town and not available to comment but is reportedly in North Carolina.

Authorities there confirmed this week a woman was found in a trunk of a car after Clark County told them to be on the lookout for a missing person.


Timeline:
  • Cassandra Nicole Carter's mother reported her missing the night of March 13th.
  • After more than a week the person she was believed to last be with, Kevin Bolton was arrested Thursday (3/21) in North Carolina.
  • The Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott announced Carter's death Friday (3/22) in a preliminary obituary and that she died in North Carolina.
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