A Sampson County man was formally charged Wednesday in the death of his wife. Carl Wiggins of Roseboro has been in the Sampson County Jail since his June 23rd arrest after leading Four Oaks Police and other law enforcement officers on a three-county chase in a stolen SUV. The chase ended on I-40 in Wake County.
At the time, he was charged with the motor vehicle theft but not with his wife’s disappearance. Mr. Wiggins has reportedly refused to talk with investigators about his wife, Kiara Wiggins, who was reported missing by her family on June 18. The 39 year-old woman was last seen alive on June 9.
On August 4th, her remains were located in the area of Boykin Bridge Road. The State Medical Examiner has not yet listed an exact cause of death, but reported Kiara died of homicidal means.
According to a news release, sheriff’s investigators and the District Attorney’s Office met August 9th and after reviewing the case felt the evidence was overwhelmingly compelling that Carl Wiggins was responsible for Kiara’s death.
“I would like to thank the family of Kiara for showing strength and support throughout this entire investigation. More so, I would to thank them for their extreme patience and understanding through this entire process,” said Sheriff’s Lieutenant Marcus Smith.
“My Office, along with the District Attorney’s Office will continue to work together to bring Kiara’s family the closure and justice deserved. I ask for continued prayers for her family moving forward and know they will find the comfort needed through community support,” said Sheriff Jimmy Thornton.
Carl Wiggins is currently being housed in the Sampson County Detention Center under no bond.