Autopsy report: Pregnant woman was strangled to death before body found on North Carolina riverbank 04/14/2021 11:46 am PDT Comments Wake County RALEIGH, N.C. (TCD) -- A pregnant woman whose body was found on a North Carolina riverbank in February was strangled to death, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. WNCN-TV reports a Wake County autopsy report was released Wednesday detailing Brittany Samone Smith’s death. Smith’s body was found in a bag on the banks of the Neuse River on February 8. Smith was six months pregnant at the time of her death. She had been reported missing on Feb. 4. Wednesday’s autopsy report states Smith was strangled to death, WNCN reports. “A gray, cloth-wrapped cellphone charger was still wrapped around her neck when her body was found inside a suitcase,” WNCN reports. Smith had fentanyl and cocaine in her system when she died, according to WNCN’s report. WNCN reports Brittany Smith had been living in a tent “behind a Wendell home” before she was reported missing. Thomas Johnson, 31, and Emmalei Trevathan, 24, were arrested in a traffic stop in Raleigh on Feb. 10. Johnson and Trevathan were each charged with murder; murder of an unborn child; and concealment of a body. They were held without bond in the Wake County Jail. MORE: Wake County woman found in suitcase was strangled to death with cellphone charger, autopsy says - WNCNCouple Arrested, Charged in Murder of Missing Woman - Wake County Sheriff’s Office Facebook, 2/10/2021 #NorthCarolina #Raleigh Related Stories Pregnant woman’s body found in bag on riverbank; couple charged with murder Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.