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Man Indicted In North Carolina Dismemberment

March 16, 1992

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) _ An unemployed roofer accused of killing and dismembering his live-in girlfriend and a prison buddy was indicted Monday on two counts of first- degree murder.

District Attorney Carl Fox said the state would seek the death penalty against David Sokolowski.

Sokolowski was arrested last week after authorities discovered body parts in a bonfire outside a farmhouse he rented in a rural area northwest of Durham. They checked the farmhouse after a friend of Sokolowski’s reported seeing a dog carrying a human hand there.

Relatives of Pamela Ellwood and Rubel ″Little Man″ Hill identified jewelry found among the body parts. Ms. Ellwood, 42, was last seen three weeks ago. Hill, 35, disappeared soon after.

Sokolowski is undergoing psychiatric evaluation at a Raleigh hospital.

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