Edenton man charged with concealing death in Beaufort County, murder in Chowan County

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina man is in jail on multiple charges involving the death of a woman.

The SBI says Jordan Thomas is charged with concealing the death of a person and larceny of a motor vehicle in Beaufort County, while a murder warrant has been obtained for the Edenton man in Chowan County.

The victim is believed to be 19-year-old Amarriah Smith and authorities say that is pending a positive identification.

The SBI said the arrest comes after a joint investigation by them, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chowan County Sheriff’s Office.

the 29-year-old Thomas is in the Beaufort County jail on a $550,000 cash bond.