SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Rowan County sheriff's deputies say a Concord man they think shot and killed a teen has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.
Deputies told local reporters they found 33-year-old Montannez Moody of Concord dead in a swampy area of Edgecombe County on Sunday.
They also found a gun they think was used in the Saturday night shooting death of a teen and the wounding of a woman in Rowan County. The suspected getaway car also was found.
Moody was expected to be in court Monday on a restraining order obtained by his wife, Julia Moody.
Witnesses said on Saturday, Montannez Moody went to the home where his wife was staying, broke a window on a door, fired his gun and left. His wife was not hurt.
Deputies say he shot and killed his wife's sister, Jennifer Merriman, 17, and injured his wife's aunt in the shooting.
Deputies and the North Carolina Highway Patrol searched for Montannez Moody after the shooting, using search dogs and an agency helicopter.
They think Moody committed several crimes in Guilford County, apparently while using a large amount of cocaine. Police said investigating those crimes led them to Edgecombe County and Moody's body.