JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — Rowan County law enforcement officials have announced that remains found in Johnston County have been identified as missing transgender woman Elisha Walker. A suspect has been charged and arrested in the case.
Walker, 20, went missing in October. Her burned out car was found in November in Sampson County, N.C.
Walker’s remains were found Thursday after law enforcement officials searched property outside Smithfield, N.C. Walker was found buried in the woods behind a house.
Angel Arias — a known member of the Latin Kings street gang, law enforcement said — was arrested and charged with murder and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. He is behind held without bond in Johnston County jail and awaiting return to Rowan County.