Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Rocky Point woman charged in connection to infant’s death

PENDER COUNTY — A Rocky Point woman was charged this week with the first-degree murder of her 7-month-old infant.

Lauren Emilie McCary, of Rocky Point, is currently in the Pender County Jail without bond.

In response to a 911 call, Pender County Sheriff’s Office deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to McCary’s home May 4 in regards to her son being found unresponsive, according to a news release. The child was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and died the following morning.

Deputies and Special Victims Unit detectives launched a death investigation on the scene, which led to the criminal charges. It is continuing to investigate.

PCSO is asking anyone with information to contact SVU Investigations Division Detective Brandi Thompson or Detective-Sergeant Steve Clinard at 910-772-3014 or 910-259-1437.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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