Update on missing person, Winston-Salem police still searching for answers
*Editor’s note: At 8:29 p.m. on Jan. 10, I received another email from the Winston-Salem Police Department stating that there will be a press conference discussing this release happening at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 11 at 725 N. Cherry St. Because the investigation is ongoing, the email stated that the authorities will limit the release of any additional details.
According to an incident report sent out by the Winston-Salem police department on Jan. 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m., in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, Ann Marie Carter was reported to authorities with the Winston-Salem Police Department as a “Missing Person.” Carter was last seen in the vicinity of 1104 Salem Valley Rd. At that time, Carter was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt and accompanied by Anton Thurman McAllister.
Carter was last in contact with family or friends, via cellphone, at approximately 4 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2017. After that time, Carter is not known to have accessed any financial accounts, contacted family, and friends, or utilized any social media accounts.
Carter was the subject of a “Silver Alert” and the whereabouts of Carter and her orange colored Chevrolet Cobalt were unknown to investigators after she was reported missing on Dec. 24, 2017.
At approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, patrol officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department were conducting an investigation into an unrelated matter in the vicinity of 3420 Old Greensboro Rd. While in that secluded area, the officers located the body of an adult female.
Evidence located at the scene indicated that the body had been purposely concealed and investigator’s suspected that the body was that of Ann Marie Carter.
In the early afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 6, Carter’s 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt was recovered in the 1600 block of E. 25th St. Evidence located at the scene indicated that the vehicle had been very recently driven. The North Carolina registration plate belonging to the vehicle, “DBX-2439,” was missing and is now listed as “stolen.”
On Jan. 10, an autopsy was conducted at Baptist Medical Center. With the assistance of authorities with the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office, the body previously discovered near Old Greensboro Road was positively identified as that of Carter. Carter’s death is being investigated as a homicide.
Because Carter was last known to have been in the company of McAllister, detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department have been actively seeking to locate and interview McAllister.
McAllister is a resident of Winston-Salem. McAllister has no permanent address and is known to frequently occupy or operate a white colored, 1991 Jeep Cherokee.
McAllister currently has an outstanding Warrant for Arrest for Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. McAllister is described as being approximately 5’10” in height and weighs approximately 180 pounds.
Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding the murder of Carter, or the whereabouts of McAllister, contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.
Because the investigation into the murder of Carter is active, and in the early stages, authorities will not be releasing any further details at this time.