Joel Brewer, 34, was charged with the murder of Joshua Allen, 33, on June 16, 2021 in Union County, NC. Joel was already in jail on charges of murdering a male prostitute in April 2021. 

Joel Brewer and Joshua Allen

Joel Brewer and Joshua Allen

Mr. Allen was last seen alive in Marshville, NC on January 23, 2021. Mr. Allen's dead body was found in a wooded area near Wingate, NC on February 9, 2021 sorely decomposed.

Authorities say Mr. Allen was last seen with Joel. Detectives and SBI agents pursued the case as a murder investigation after the Medical Examiner determined Mr. Allen died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Union County Sheriff’s detectives and agents with the NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) obtained arrest warrants for Joel charging him with first degree murder, possession of firearm by felon and felony concealment of death by secretly disposing of a human body. 

Authorities served Joel with the newest charges on Wednesday morning at the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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