NC mom-of-2 was killed, burned at encampment after 4 'monsters' abducted her

2 months ago

Macon County news, North Carolina news.

After nearly three months of thorough investigation, authorities in Macon County have charged four suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of a missing mom-of-two last May.

This week, Tina Walkingstick Frizsell’s remains were positively identified after she was kidnapped, shot dead, and then burned at an encampment site.

“It was a very difficult crime scene, very tedious,” Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland said. “Many of us were there throughout the night, sifting through that firepit, trying to find as many remains as we could.”

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  • DNA testing took months because of the high level of decomposition. Four people were arrested after her disappearance and police said that their motive was known but cannot be disclosed.

    Christopher Shields, 44, was named the prime suspect in the case and charged with first-degree murder, destroying human remains, conspiracy to commit murder, concealing a death, and possession of a firearm. 31-year-old Jessica Smith faces the same charges.

    27-year-old Derek McCrackin was charged with decoration of a corpse while Lenore “Lenoka” Wilson faces two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping.

    “Hopefully light being shed on this horrific tragedy will help bring these monsters to justice,” Frizsell’s husband said. “Justice for Tina.”