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Breaking: Arrest Made in Greenville Woman’s Murder

Greenville police have arrested a man in connection to the murder of a Greenville woman on Labor Day.

According to a news release issued Thursday night by the Greenville Police Department, 30-year-old Christopher Lamont Mitchell has been charged with one count of first degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Carrie Ann Gordon.

About 7 p.m. Monday, Greenville police detectives were called to the InTown Suites, 2111 W. Arlington Blvd., after woman was found deceased.

A friend of Gordon discovered her body in her hotel room, the release said.  It was not immediately apparent how Gordon died and her body was transported to the Pitt County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine her cause of death, the release said.

On Tuesday, an autopsy revealed Gordon likely was strangled and the Greenville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit began investigating her death as a homicide, the release said.

On Wednesday officers with the Greenville Police Department identified Mitchell as a suspect after reviewing footage from hotel security cameras. Detectives believe Mitchell previously had arranged to meet Gordon at the hotel, according to the news relesae.

A warrant for Mitchell’s arrest was obtained Thursday afternoon and officers with the Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Mitchell in the 2100 block of Myrtle Avenue without incident at about 8 p.m.

Mitchell still was being interviewed by detectives at the Greenville Police Department at the time of the release and he was not yet booked into the Pitt County Detention Center.

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