Bodies of missing mother and daughter found in well

Martin County authorities say the bodies of a mother and teenage daughter were found in a well, three days after they were reported missing.

Local media outlets report the bodies of 40-year-old Dawn Ward and 14-year-old Taylor Carroll were found Thursday afternoon in a well in Williamston, which is about 10 miles from their home in Everetts.

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An autopsy will determine how they died.

Ward's mother was the last known person to see the two. She told investigators she knew something was wrong when she saw a broken window in her daughter's mobile home, which is near hers.

Taylor was a student at Bear Grass Charter School, where classes are canceled Friday.