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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.

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