A North Carolina man and a Michigan woman were arrested and charged with the murder of a missing woman in July 2021. For a while, the missing woman’s identity was a mystery.
According to the Huntersville Police Department, 47 years old Alibria “Libby” KernsThe man from Rowan County, NC, was originally found dead on January 26, 2022. The victim’s body was found after Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department investigators shared the information, based on on a tip, with HPD on a disappearance. is said to have ended in a murder.
The victim’s remains were officially identified on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Police found Kerns buried in a shallow grave behind a mobile home after executing a search warrant on the property, according to an HPD spokesman. The two police agencies worked together to secure the area and conducted the search with the assistance of a dissection dog.
Law enforcement released footage of the victim from a nearby security camera. In the short clip, Kerns can be seen walking across the lawn, facing the mobile home, wearing a T-shirt, shorts and dark shoes with white soles. Police also described footage showing the 5’7″ woman “wearing a silicone bracelet” on her left hand.
“It’s the suspect’s property,” HPD said, when asked about the source of the surveillance footage.
In that early February press conference, an HPD spokesman said their investigation led them to believe Kerns was picked up by the two suspects sometime in early August 2021 at a time shortly after 2 a.m. – says she doesn’t match the description of any missing person in the area. Law enforcement asked for the public’s help in identifying the woman.
In the footage, police say, the woman was walking across the street from the suspect’s home at around 2:41 a.m. on August 4, 2021 – which led to law enforcement determining the time. she went missing.
On January 27, 2022, Christopher John Nailor43 years old, charged with first degree murder, kidnapping and concealing a death. He is currently being held without bail at the Mecklenberg County Jail.
At the beginning of FebruaryHPD announced that a second suspect has also been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and concealing a death in connection with the Kerns case. That suspect, 36 years old Cody “Red” Camarda Grahamwas charged following an interview with HPD investigators conducted while she was in custody for unrelated crimes in Grand Rapids, Mich. An extradition hearing is pending and she will remain in Werewolf State until then.
According to prison records reviewed by Law & Crime, Graham is being held in Kent County on a number of theft charges.
Details of the woman’s cause of death have yet to be released. There is also no underlying motive for the killing. During a press conference earlier this month, police declined to answer any questions about the incident, citing an ongoing investigation.
Nailor and Graham are said to be “the sole suspects in this case,” according to HPD.
[images: Christopher Nailor via Huntersville Police Department; Cody Graham via Kent County Correctional Facility]
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