In teen's murder investigation, warrants show box cutter, knives, belt taken from scene

Kayla Hensley was found dead near a dumpster in Weaverville on Nov. 11, 2017. Her brother, a juvenile, is now charged with first-degree murder. (Photo credit: Buncombe County Schools)

Search warrants reveal new details in the death investigation of a Weaverville teen.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Kayla Hensley was found dead near a dumpster at the bottom of Brinwood Drive. Her younger brother is now charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Newly released documents reveal what investigators found when they arrived on the scene, what they later took from the scene, and what Kayla’s younger brother told investigators.

According to the warrant, Kayla’s brother told investigators that after hearing a loud noise, he found his sister in the living room with a belt around her neck, with a man.

He told investigators he tried to help her before running to his neighbor for help.

The neighbor called 911. Below is an excerpt from the call:

DISPATCHER: OK, this individual is on your front porch?
CALLER: He’s on my front porch.
DISPATCHER: Covered in blood?
CALLER: Yeah, he’s got blood all over him.
DISPATCHER : OK, and he’s saying somebody just killed his sister?
CALLER: Yah, and he’s trying to get away from him.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Kayla had been cut. Warrants describe severe lacerations on her body.

The warrants also reveal authorities took a box cutter, three pocket knives, a canvas belt, and other items from the residence.

A makeshift memorial has now been set up near where Kayla's body was found.

Services for Kayla will take place Saturday, Nov. 18. The family will begin receiving friends at 12:30 p.m. at North Buncombe First Church of God on South Main Street in downtown Weaverville. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.

View Kayla's Tribute Wall here.

There is a GoFundMe account set up for Kayla's mother's expenses, as she takes time off from work.

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