April 10, 2013

Randall Johnson - Jailed After Concealing Girlfriend's Death, Sleeping With Dead Woman's Body For Three Days

Williamson, N.C. (The Weekly Vice) - Randall Johnson, a 44-year-old North Carolina man, was jailed Saturday after he was allegedly found living with his dead girlfriend and sleeping with her corpse for several days.

According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, deputies discovered the deceased body of Carla Jean Baggett after they were called to the woman's residence on Saturday.

In the investigation that followed, deputies learned that Baggett had been dead for several days and that her live-in boyfriend, identified as Johnson, continued to live with the corpse in her room.

Investigators say Johnson slept with the woman's corpse each night, even as it began to decay. The victim's mother, sister and grandson also lived in the single-wide trailer where the body was discovered.

Johnson reportedly told family members living in the trailer that Baggett had simply taken too much Xanax and was sleeping off the effects of the drug. After the woman failed to emerge from the room for three days, family members became suspicious and called 911.

Deputies who arrived at the scene say they could smell the woman's decaying body from outside the bedroom door. After interviewing family members, deputies concluded that Johnson had purposefully concealed the woman's death from family members and law enforcement.

Johnson was booked into jail and charged with felony concealing a death from law enforcement. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

After a preliminary autopsy, Pitt County Medical Examiners found no evidence of foul play but have not yet released an official cause of death.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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