Graham, NC-- The Alamance County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that paperwork has been filed to transfer Robert Mitchell Foust from Scotland Co. to Alamance County jail. Once he is transferred, he is expected to be charged with 2nd degree murder in not one, but two cold cases of missing women and they believe the suspect is a serial killer.
Tuesday morning during a news conference, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office said they have connected a suspected serial killer to the bodies of two women who went missing in 2008 and 2009.
According to Sheriff Terry Johnson, the Foust is involved in the disappearance and deaths of 49-year-old Tamara Ann Liner of Burlington and 39-year-old Jana Morton of Snow Camp.
Liner was reported missing on September 12, 2008. Her body was found by hunters in some woods off Dickey Mills Road in January 2009.
In the other case, Morton was last seen leaving her house on Beale Road in Snow Camp on February 13, 2009. Family members told WFMY News 2 days later, that Morton was on her way to Caswell County. She was never heard from again.
"It got worse. It gets worse everyday. It's not like you eventually get to the point where it gets better now. It gets worse," said Morton's mother, Sherry Cloninger.
Sheriff Johnson said they found Morton's body Friday in a shallow grave behind a house after receiving a tip. Morton's body was positively identified by the medical examiner's office just moments before Tuesday's news conference.
"It was such a shock because for 3 years and 3 months, we were faced with, we would never find her," Cloninger said.
Sheriff Johnson said that the suspect may be connected to more deaths and those cases are under investigation.
"He took a wonderful mother, a wonderful daughter, a wonderful sister. For what?" said Morton's sister, Kim Oakley.
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