A 32-year-old North Carolina man allegedly confessed to killing his daughter, according to authorities.
Joshua Lee Burgess, 32, walked into the Union County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina at 9:24 a.m. on Sunday morning to turn himself in for murder, police said.
His 15-year-old daughter, Zaria Joshalyn Burgess, had been visiting him for the weekend.
Investigators say after turning himself in, Joshua Burgess “provided detailed information concerning his daughter’s death and where her body was located.”
Deputies then went to Joshua Burgess’ home, on Hampton Meadows Road near Wesley Chapel, and found his daughter’s body.
Zaria’s official cause of death and the circumstances surrounding it have not yet been released and will be determined by the medical examiner once the autopsy has been completed.
Anyone with information about the case should immediately call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.