N.C. Couple Charged with Murder of 18-Year-Old Found Dead After Online Date!
2023/07/10

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An 18-year-old girl named Kierstyn Williamson from Laurens, South Carolina, was found dead after going missing on Sunday. She had gone on a date with someone she had met online. The Union County Sheriff's Office in Monroe, North Carolina, became involved in the investigation after receiving a tip that Williamson had been at a residence in Monroe.

It was revealed that she had been talking to a man online for a month and was expecting to go on a date before disappearing. The accused, Joshua Newton, allegedly drove her from the restaurant where she worked in Laurens to his home in North Carolina.

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The body of Williamson was found a few miles away from Newton's home. Newton, 25, and his girlfriend, Victoria Smith, were both taken into custody. Newton was charged with first-degree murder and obstruction of justice, while Smith was charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact. The investigation is ongoing, and the Sheriff's Office expressed condolences to the victim's family.

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