Melissa Dawn Huggins-Jones, 30, was found dead inside her apartment Tuesday.
She had just moved to the area two weeks ago, according to First Tennessee Bank officials in Cleveland. Huggins-Jones had worked for First Tennessee for more than 10 years and according to Mike Griffin of First Tennessee, had transferred to Raleigh, remaining with the bank, to manage a branch business.
Reports from North Carolina media sources said she was “covered in blood on a bed inside her apartment.”
Huggins-Jones’ 8-year-old daughter initially found her body and went for help outside their new Allister North Hills apartment complex. Construction of more apartments was underway and the child approached a construction worker and asked for help, according to reports.
A worker called 911 after going inside the apartment.
Investigators with the Raleigh Police Department have filed a search warrant for Huggins-Jones’ Facebook records, according to WRAL TV reports.
Huggins-Jones reportedly deleted her account Saturday.
According to its reports, WRAL noted that investigators continued to collect evidence from the apartment building.
Investigators have not released information on how Huggins-Jones was killed, although the manner of death has been determined to be a homicide.
Reports also noted investigators haven’t determined if the “crime was random.”
Huggins-Jones was reportedly from Elizabethtown, N.C.
Her 12-year-old son remained in Cleveland with his father to complete the school year, earlier reports indicated.
The couple was recently divorced.
Her 8-year-old daughter is reportedly with family members.
WRAL reported a funeral service is set for Sunday in Elizabethtown, N.C.
She was a graduate of Cleveland State Community College.