Body of woman found in concrete in her basement two months after going missing

A woman's body was buried in concrete in the basement of her home two months after she was reported missing.

Authorities believe that Lynn Gay Keene, 70, was strangled and suffered a blunt force trauma to her head, reports The Metro.

A search of her home in Linville Falls, North Carolina resulted in the grim discovery after the family of Ms Keene turned to police on June 14.

Detectives reportedly searched the property and found it secure but saw that her car was missing.

The vehicle was subsequently found on August 2 around 100 miles away in Cherokee, North Carolina and Avery County Sheriff’s Office then obtained a warrant to search the home.

According to WBTV detectives and SBI agents found human remains "entombed in concrete" and dental records confirmed it was Ms Keene during an autopsy.

ABC 11 said that sheriff's detective Tim Austin said he and another detective assigned on the warrant opened the door to Keene's basement, where a "mass of hardened concrete was discovered".

A western North Carolina sheriff confirmed that a woman who cared for Ms Keene was arrested and charged with murder.

Elizabeth Carserino, 53, also known as Elizabeth Freeman, was initially taken into custody on Saturday on outstanding warrants on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, financial card theft and identity theft.

She was then turned over to Avery County Sheriff’s Office with an additional charge of murder.

Carserino was taken to Avery County jail on secured bond of more than $1.6 million according to an statement from Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye.

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