Deputy: Woman abandons dead friend on side of road

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:20AM
A Lee County woman has been arrested after deputies said she abandoned her deceased friend on the side of the road after he overdosed in her car.


LEE COUNTY, N.C. - A Lee County woman has been arrested after deputies said she abandoned her deceased friend on the side of the road after he overdosed in her car.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were called to Kelly Drive between the 421 Bypass and Pumping Station Road after reports of a body found.

According to deputies, 20-year-old Destiny Helms was with her friend, 27-year-old Corey Clark, when he allegedly overdosed and died.

Deputies said Helms went to a friend's house, saying Clark had overdosed and was in her car.

Reports show the friend advised Helms to bring Clark to the hospital; however, Helms never contacted any medical facility or law enforcement agency.

Helms, of Sanford, was arrested and charged with concealment of death.

She was booked into the Lee County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond.

An autopsy has been ordered for Clark's body.
(Copyright ©2018 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.)
Outbrain