Governor offers $5K reward leading to arrest of Northampton County murder suspect

Posted at 2:18 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 17:13:09-04

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will give a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Terriel High.

On March 6, 2016, the body of 29-year-old High was found on Clover Lane in Gaston, North Carolina.

"Terriel High’s tragic death has had a devastating effect on the small rural town of Gaston, NC and the surrounding communities," the Northampton County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

News 3 spoke to High's mother who said she is aware of the reward and just wants to know what happened to her son. She said she does not care about the charges, she just needs to know why her son died.

High eaves behind two young daughters. His mom said they are not aware of what happened but his younger brother is still having a hard time with his death two years later.

The sheriff's office, along with the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation, is investigating the case and following up on all leads.

Anyone with information that will aid in the investigation, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime is urged to contact the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 662-4500.