Albemarle Police: Remains of missing teen found

Published 7:04 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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The remains of a teen missing since Friday have been found.
Albemarle Police said human remains were found in Cabarrus County north of N.C. Highway 49 and U.S. Highway 601 shortly before 5 p.m.

An investigation has confirmed the remains are of Baylee Carver, police said, the 17-year-old who had been missing and presumed dead since Friday.

An autopsy will be conducted, police said.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Baylee Carver. As they mourn their loss, our hearts are with them during this difficult time,” Police Chief Jason Bollhorst said. “The Albemarle Police Department is grateful for all of the assistance and resources provided throughout the course of this search. The investigation is still ongoing.”

The discovery of Carver’s remains follows a press conference Tuesday afternoon that revealed new details of the case.

Bollhorst gave an update on the case, sharing who made the 911 call and the connection between Carver and a 20-year-old man charged with concealment of her death.

Around 4:30 a.m. Friday, Albemarle Police officers responded to the 2900 block of Floral Drive after receiving a 911 call from a resident stating they needed police assistance.

“At the scene, Joshua Biles reported that his girlfriend Baylee Carver was deceased and that he had disposed of the body using a red Honda Civic,” Bollhorst said.

Biles has been charged with felony obstruction and concealment of death and is in custody at the Stanly County Jail.

A reporter at the press conference asked Bollhorst, “Mr. Biles called you all, to say he had disposed of this body, but didn’t say where?”

“He provided some information. He spent some time with SBI investigators as well as our detectives,” Bollhorst replied. “There is some information that’s included in the investigation that provided us with detailed areas to search.”

Albemarle Police and multiple agencies from within Stanly, Cabarrus, Rowan and Mecklenburg counties, in addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, National Center for Exploited/Missing Children (NCMEC), N.C. Highway Patrol and elsewhere, have searched since Friday.

Searchers have looked over more than 1,000 miles since Friday, totalling more than 50 hours and using K-9s, aerial support and GPS mapping.

At the close of the press conference, a reporter asked if Biles had admitted to killing Carver.

“He made no statements of that,” Bollhorst said.