Goldsboro Police Department 
News Release | Case # 20210002902

June 4, 2021

HOMICIDE Investigation


Goldsboro, NC — On May 24, 2021 at approximately 9:39 a.m. Officers with Goldsboro Police Department’s Patrol “C” Shift were dispatched to the 300 block of Bright Street, Goldsboro, NC for a report of a deceased person. The deceased person was located. The Criminal Investigations Division and the Crime Scene Unit responded and initiated an investigation.

Mr. Langston is being charged with the murder of the person who was found next to the residence on Bright Street in Goldsboro on 5/24/2021.

ARREST [May 28, 2021]

Goldsboro, NC — At 1750 hours, Willie Lee Langston Jr., black male, 29 years old, of La Grange, NC was arrested at the Goldsboro Police Department without incident. Mr. Langston came to the police department in reference to his vehicle being seized in Mt. Olive, NC earlier today. Mr. Langston is being charged with the murder of the person who wasfound next to the residence on Bright Street in Goldsboro on 5/24/2021.

Mr. Langston was formally charged at the Wayne County Magistrate’s office and held in the Wayne County Detention Center without bond. His first appearance will be Tuesday 6/1/2021 in District Court. 

This investigation is continuing and charges against additional suspects are possible. We are still waiting for confirmation of the identity of the deceased.

Heather Diane Stewart
Age: 38
Goldsboro, NC

Willie Lee Langston Jr. ​
Age: 29
La Grange, NC
Charge: Murder

UPDATE [June 2, 2021]

Goldsboro, NC — The Goldsboro Police Department continues to receive investigative leads in this death investigation. The investigation has produced a tentative identification of the body discovered on Bright St. The person who was found deceased on Bright St. is believed to be Heather Diane Stewart, white female, 38-years old. However, a positive identification is needed from the State Medical Examiner’s Office and the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory. 

UPDATE [June 3, 2021]

Goldsboro, NC — As a result of the continuing investigation into the murder of Heather Diane Stewart, a warrant for the arrest of Tamarcus Shaquan Ellis, AKA “Mark-B”, 31-years old, of Goldsboro, NC was obtained. Mr. Ellis is charged with Ms. Stewart’s murder. It is believed that Mr. Ellis has left the Goldsboro, NC area.

ARREST [June 4, 2021]

Goldsboro, NC — At approximately 0015 hours, Tamarcus Shaquan Ellis, was arrestedwithout incident at a residence in Baltimore County, MD as a fugitive from justice. Mr. Ellis is in custody at the