CHARLOTTE--The body of Valerie Hamilton, 23, has been found and now police are searching for a registered sex offender they believe killed her.
Hamilton is the daughter of Concord Police Chief, Merl Hamilton. She went missing Wednesday after leaving Thomas Street Tavern in Plaza Midwood. They found her body at a mini storage facility off Monroe Road.
Police are now searching for Michael Neal Harvey, 34, a registered sex offender in Mecklenburg County from a 1996 crime committed in Niagra Falls, NY. Harvey is wanted for murder and auto theft. Police believe he is driving a 1996 white Chevy Blazer with the North Carolina license plate ZXE-1756
Anyone who may know where Michael Neal Harvey may be, or if you see a White Chevy Blazer similar to the description, call 911.