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      Former Canton resident found dead in her North Carolina home

      Police arrested Eric Devon Hooker, 28, on Jan. 24.

      A former Canton resident died in what police in Wilson, North Carolina say is a murder.

      Courtney Caitlyn Rea, 22, was found dead at her home Jan. 23.

      Police arrested Eric Devon Hooker, 28, on Jan. 24. He's charged with first-degree murder.

      He's the father of her newborn child.

      Hooker remains in custody.

      Canton R-V High School principal Jesse Uhlmeyer confirmed that Rea is a former student in the district.

      Wilson police have not released details about Rea's death.