Murdered

Brittany Locklear

A 5-year-old is abducted and murdered while waiting for the school bus.

Murdered January 7, 1998 • Last updated: March 24, 2021

  • LocationBowmore, North Carolina
  • Date MurderedJanuary 7, 1998
  • BirthdayOctober 4, 1992

On the morning of Wednesday, January 7, 1998 as she stood waiting for the school bus to pick her up, 5-year-old Brittany Locklear was abducted from outside her home on Grainey Road in Hoke County. After an intensive search, her body was located the following day in a drainage ditch next to a farm road approximately three miles from where Brittany was last seen alive. 

Physical evidence from both the abduction site and the body recovery site was...

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