Two people have been arrested for murder and a teen is in custody in the death of a North Carolina man found mortally injured in a cemetery Friday night.
Raleigh Police said officers responded to a report of a man suffering from serious injuries at around 10 p.m. on Friday, May 28. The victim was hospitalized, but was later pronounced dead. His cause of death was not released.
WTVD-TV reports the victim, identified as 69-year-old James Lacy Taylor, was discovered at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near North Carolina State University.
According to WNCN-TV, witnesses saw two men and a woman leave the area in two vehicles. One was a four-door sedan and the other was a pickup truck with an extended cab.
On Saturday, May 29, officers arrested Maria Elizabeth Pena-Echeverria for murder. She was booked in the Wake County Jail and held without bond. She's scheduled to appear in court on June 21.
An unidentified 16-year-old was also taken into custody in the case, WRAL reports.
The cemetery is reportedly on North Carolina State University property. WNCN reports a university employee said the victim went to the cemetery for a routine check on animals there, according to Raleigh Police.