Greenville Police arrest suspect in murder of woman found in hotel room

Christopher Mitchell ( photo)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Greenville Police have made an arrest after the body of a woman was found in a hotel room.

Greenville Police arrested Christopher Lamont Mitchell, 30, in the 2100 block of Myrtle Avenue without incident on Thursday evening. He has been charged with one count of first degree murder.

Police responded to the InTown Suites at 2111 W. Arlington Blvd. on Sept. 4 after the report of a woman found dead. A friend of Carrie Ann Gordon, 48, of Greenville, discovered her body in her hotel room. It was not immediately apparent how Gordon died but after an autopsy, it was determined by the Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office she was strangled to death. Greenville Police Department's Major Crimes Unit began investigating her death as a homicide.

Mitchell was identified as a suspect on Wednesday after receiving security camera footage at the hotel. GPD said in a press release detectives believe Mitchell had previously arranged to meet Gordon at the hotel. A warrant for Mitchell's arrest was obtained late Thursday afternoon. He is currently being interviewed by detectives at the Greenville Police Department and will be placed in the Pitt County Detention Center.

Mitchell had his first court appearance in court on Friday.

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