Pregnant Woman Killed in Riegelwood; Suspect Jailed

Najee Leach (CCSO)
Najee Leach in a recent photo with short hair (left) and an earlier photo showing his tattoos. (BCSO photo)

UPDATED at 4:33 p.m.

A Riegelwood area man has been arrested on murder charges after allegedly shooting and killing a pregnant woman.

Najee Dizon Leach, 31, was taken into custody around 4 p.m. today (Wednesday), according to the Bladen Sheriff’s Office. is wanted for murder.

Deputies were called to the 100 block of Dixon Road, near the Bladen-Columbus line, at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday to a report of shots fired. While searching the area, they found Bolivia Monique Williams, 33, with multiple gunshot wounds. Williams, who was 25 weeks pregnant, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was from the Whiteville area, according to the press release. An acquaintance said Williams and Leach had been in a relationship.

BCSO Spokesperson Amanda Sykes said  no additional information is being released at this time, since this is an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information about the killing, contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910.862.6960. You may also make anonymous reports through the Bladen Sheriff app.

All information received will be kept confidential.

Leach may be driving this Subaru Forester. (BCSO phot)
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