The bodies found in a burning shed in Mount Olive April 3 have been identified as Tiffany Cartwright and her mother, Eva Jones.
In a joint statement shortly before 5 p.m., the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police confirmed that the State Medical examiner’s office identified one of the bodies as that of Tiffany Cartwright, who was reported missing in Wilmington the day the fire was discovered. Wilmington Police confirmed Friday night that the second body was that of Eva Jones.
Cartwright and Jones, disappeared sometime between Friday and Monday morning. They were last seen en route to South Carolina to obtain some off the belongings of Sara Jones Harmon, Jones’ younger daughter. Harmon had recently separated from her husband Jeffrey Harmon, who committed suicide Tuesday after being questioned by Horry County Police.
Authorities are still searching for vehicle the women were driving at the time they disappeared. The car is described as a silver 2002 Saturn SL1, with the North Carolina tag YZA5017. Anyone with information about the car is asked to contact law enforcement.
Officials have not offered an explanation as to how or why the women ended up so far from their route. A cause of death has not been released.