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Reward offered in murder case

RALEIGH – For the second time this month, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has announced a reward of up to $5,000 to help solve a murder case in Northampton County.

The latest reward is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a home invasion and the murder of Terriel Teriek High two years ago.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at approximately 12:55 a.m., four armed men entered a home located on Firman Myrick Street in Gaston. After searching the home and firing multiple gunshots, the armed men fled out the back door. The occupants, a mother and her five minor children, were unharmed.

Moments later, more gunshots were reported coming from outside the residence. Later that day, investigators found the body of Terriel Teriek High, age 29, in a wooded area between the residence and Clover Lane in Gaston.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are actively investigating this case and following up on all leads. Anyone with information that will aid in the investigation, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this tragic crime is urged to contact the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. All information provided no matter how small or big will be investigated and followed up on and remain confidential.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Northampton County Crimestoppers at 252-534-1110, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at 252-534-2611 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

Earlier in March, Gov. Cooper announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information in the murder of 24-year-old Shawte Williams, whose lifeless body was discovered in a field off Macon Price Road near Pleasant Hill on May 2 of last year.

Information on the Williams case can also be shared to the phone numbers listed above.