BOSTIC, NC (FOX Carolina) - McDowell County deputies said a man was charged after detectives accused him of burying a missing woman’s body at a construction site after she died.
Deputies charged Norris Lewis Westall, 46, with concealment of human remains.
Investigators said Westall was a friend of Brooke Tollie, a 24-year-old woman who went missing on May 13.
Deputies said they searched for Tollie until June 5 when her body was uncovered at a construction site in the Golden Valley community of Bostic in Rutherford County.
Detectives said they learned Tollie was with Westall at his home when she died on May 14.
Westall is accused of taking Tollie’s body to the construction site in Bostic and burying her there.
The autopsy revealed no signs of trauma to Tollie’s body but the exact cause of death is still unknown and is pending the outcome of toxicology testing, deputies said.
Westall was also served with outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.