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Durham woman found dead inside home, Alamance County man charged with murder

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - An Alamance County man is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman who was found dead inside a Durham home Monday morning, Durham police said.

Philip Montanino, 49, is charged with killing 59-year-old Elizabeth Watson. According to police, officers responded to a welfare check just before noon on Monday at a home in the 2400 block of Camellia Drive and upon arrival, found a woman later identified as Watson dead inside the home.

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Montanino is also charged with larceny of a motor vehicle.

Police said a death investigation led to Montanino's arrest. The murder is not considered to be random. Police said Montanino and Watson were associates.

The suspect is being held in Durham Count jail without bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator T. Heulsman at (919) 724-3861 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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