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Hearing for accused murderer is Monday

Accused murderer Alvin Bernard Keyser’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Middlesex General District Court. This hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to send the charges to a grand jury.

Keyser, 23, of Topping, is charged with two felonies, first degree murder and concealment of a dead body, according to documents in Middlesex General District Court.

On February 27, Keyser allegedly killed Terry Lynn St. John, a 23-year-old mother of two children under the age of 3.

Keyser reportedly knew St. John, who had been reported missing from her home on Mill Wharf Road in Wake on February 27.

The next day, February 28, Keyser was interviewed by Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) detectives.

Keyser turned himself in to detectives the next morning, March 1. He showed authorities where he allegedly dumped St. John’s body and had attempted to cover it with leaves and debris in a thicket less than 20 feet off of the north side of Barrick’s Mill Road.

In the “criminal complaint,” which is part of the arrest warrant, MSO Detective Norman Sibley III described the scene in St. John’s driveway writing, “the ground was scuffed up” and it “appeared a struggle had occurred.”

Sibley’s written complaint states he noticed a pair of slippers, earrings and a necklace lying on the ground beside the driveway of St. John’s home, and St. John’s cell phone was found in a bush several feet from the other items.

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posted 05.16.2018

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