Man charged with murder of missing Rowan County 19-year-old

May 9, 2019

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said a missing 19-year-old was murdered, WCNC reported.

Michael Elijah Earley had last been seen on Sunday night. His girlfriend reported him missing, officials said, and they began investigating Monday night.

The missing person investigation turned into a homicide investigation Wednesday afternoon.

Carlos Rosas, Jr., has been arrested for murder and felony concealment of death, court records show.

Rosas, 19, was being held in the Rowan County jail under no bond.

The investigation is ongoing.