Burned body found in Rowan County identified
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has identified the partially-burned body found lying at the side of Leonard Road in Salisbury on Friday.
Amanda Kay Smith, 33, was tentatively identified through her tattoos by detectives. Her identity was later confirmed by her family late Friday evening.
On Friday morning, several fire departments responded to a structure fire at Smith’s home, which was destroyed in the blaze. Smith’s burning body was discovered later along the side of Leonard Road after a 911 call. The victim’s death is being treated as a homicide after detectives determined that the fire had been set deliberately.
After investigation, it was discovered that Smith was last seen in the company of Timothy Clarence Smith, Jr. and Stephanie Dawn Hall at a location in Salisbury. The two were located near Myrtle Beach, S.C. early Monday morning, and are currently being held in Horry County awaiting transfer to Rowan County. Warrants have been obtained for robbery, second-degree arson, and first-degree murder on both Timothy Smith and Stephanie Hall.
Anyone with further information on this case can contact Lt. Chad Moose (704) 216-8687 or Sgt. Carl Dangerfield (704) 216-8683.