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Arrest Made In Pisgah Inn Murder -Brevard NC


July 30, 2018

A homicide investigation involving employees at Pisgah Inn led to a second-degree murder charge filed against 20-year-old Derek Shawn Pendergraft, of Asheville, for the alleged murder of Sara Ellis, 29, from Seminole, Fla.

Though partially in Transylvania County, the incident occurred on federal property, which is why the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the case, along with assistance from the National Park Service and the N.C. Sate Bureau of Investigation.

At 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday, the Pisgah Inn’s general manager called National Park Service rangers to report Ellis,...

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