DAHLBENDER

DAHLBENDER

Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, with updates. 

PELETIER — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday night that deputies have arrested James Raphael Dahlbender, 44, of 190 Bucks Corner Road, Lot No. 7, Buck’s Corner Mobile Home Park, after a body was discovered in a bedroom of the residence.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday “deputies made entry into the home and discovered a male victim deceased.”

Deputies were able to identify the victim, but are still making notifications to next-of-kin.

The release says Mr. Dahlbender is accused of concealing the death of the victim by failing to notify a law enforcement authority. Detectives are conducting a death investigation and executed a search warrant on the home Wednesday evening. The victim is scheduled for an autopsy this week.

Mr. Dahlbender was charged with one felony count of conceal/failure to report a death and is being held at the Carteret County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

The case remains an active investigation, according to authorities.

Several hours earlier Wednesday, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck confirmed to the News-Times a dead body had been found in the unit at the mobile home park and an investigation was underway.

The sheriff did not say how his office learned of the body in the trailer and did not know if foul play was responsible for the death.

“We haven’t ruled anything out and we haven’t ruled anything in,” Sheriff Buck said at that time.

 

Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email Brad@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.

 

 

(Previous report)

PELETIER — Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck confirmed Wednesday evening a dead body was found earlier in the day in a unit at a mobile home park in Peletier, and an investigation is underway.

The sheriff did not say how his office learned of the body in the trailer on Lot 7 of the Buck’s Corner Park, but confirmed deputies went to the site Wednesday afternoon and are not sure yet whether it was a natural death or foul play.

The body, he said, has been sent off for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, he said, will issue a press release with some more details, though he said those are likely to still be sketchy.

“We haven’t ruled anything out and we haven’t ruled anything in,” Sheriff Buck said.

 

This is a developing report.

 

Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email Brad@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.

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