Police on Friday arrested and charged a 30-year-old man in the death of Adaline Phillips, 47, whose body was found Thursday night in her home on South Broad Street.
Police charged Dwayne Patrick Robinson with second-degree murder but aren’t saying how they think Phillips died.
In a statement, police said an autopsy will determine the cause of death. Police said only that Phillips’ death “was not natural.”
Shortly before 8 p.m., police responded to the home in reference to a possible homicide. Phillips’ body was discovered by family members, authorities said.
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Phillips was last seen Saturday, police said.
Officers said they were told Phillips’ 2001 red Pontiac Grand Am was missing.
Police initially charged Robinson with larceny of a motor vehicle. He was found with Phillips’ car, according to police. According to a WBTV story, friends and family members of Phillips said Robinson was the woman’s boyfriend.
Robinson was in the Gaston County Jail on Friday under a $253,000 secured bond.