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Suspect Charged With Concealing Death Of Infant
Alex Holden Best
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Charged With Concealing Death Of Infant

19-year-old Alex Holden Best of Tomlin Mill Road in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony conceal or fail to report the death of a child.

On September 6, 2021, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a body possibly being buried behind a residence located on Tomlin Mill Road. The body was brought to the home from a location in High Point.

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Deputies along with Criminal Investigators, and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the residence. A crime scene was established and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. While waiting for the search warrant, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators made contact with the High Point Police Department.

Officers found a shallow grave, and inside the grave was a box which contained the remains of a small infant. Alex Holden Best was interviewed by Investigators, and a statement was obtained about how the remains came to be in the grave behind the residence. The remains were sent to North Carolina Baptist Hospital for an autopsy.

High Point Police found a woman in High Point who is also involved in the investigation. She gave a statement about the remains, and how they came to be in High Point before being brought to Iredell County. At this time, the investigation into the child’s death is being conducted by the High Point Police Department.

Best was arrested by Warrant Squad Deputies and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond. Best is not listed as an inmate. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 16).