Murder victim's family struggling for some answers


Adam Markert


By Julian Eure
Managing Editor

Saturday, December 8, 2018

CURRITUCK — Sarah Markert says her younger brother, Adam, was “just that guy.”

He was the guy who called when you weren’t feeling your best, who would tell you that he had faith in you. He was also the guy who would go out of his way to tell you he was proud of you — no matter what. And he also was the guy no one had an ill word to say about — as shown by Sarah’s Facebook page, which she says has been “blowing up” with encomiums for her brother over the past couple of days.

“He was a very family-oriented young man,” Sarah said Friday of her brother. “He was selfless. He really was the guy who would give you anything he had.”

But Sarah also believes her brother’s all-giving and all-trusting nature may have made him more vulnerable to those who wanted to do him harm. She said Adam was in a “toxic relationship” with Pam Molesky, a relationship he just couldn’t end — and it’s Molesky’s 25-year-old son, Lucas, who’s now charged in Adam’s murder.

Adam Markert’s body was found Tuesday night at the home on Coinjock Village Drive in Coinjock that he shared with Pam and Lucas Molesky. Hours later, Lucas Molesky was arrested in Chesapeake, Virginia, and charged with Adam’s slaying.

Currituck sheriff’s officials have released few details about 35-year-old Adam Markert’s death. Sheriff Matt Beickert has not released a cause of death, saying he’s still awaiting an autopsy report. A spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner’s Office in Greenville said Friday the report hasn’t been completed.

But according to Sarah, her brother was “ambushed” and “violently murdered” by Molesky after his mother left the house Tuesday.

“He did not see it coming. I know he didn’t. He would have defended himself if he had,” she said.

Sarah, who was two years older than her brother, calls Adam’s death a “terrible tragedy that never should have happened.”

“He was trying to get out” of the relationship with Pam Molesky, Sarah said. “He in fact had moved out some of his things. He was on the edge of leaving her. But he was torn because he loved her.”

Adam in fact had just celebrated Pam Molesky’s birthday, buying her a cake and jewelry, Sarah said. “And then two days later, he’s murdered by her son.”

Even though Sarah is convinced Lucas Molesky hated her brother — and murdered him because of that hatred — she believes Adam was only interested in trying to help his girlfriend’s son.

“He was trying to help him (Molesky) and then he turns around and murders him. Thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach,” she said.

Sarah said her family’s goal now is “to just get the truth out there” about what happened to Adam and “to see that justice is done.”

Beickert said Friday his department has interviewed Lucas Molesky — who remains in custody in Chesapeake — but still isn’t comfortable saying what the motive was for Adam Markert’s slaying. Beickert also confirmed Sarah Markert’s claim about the nature of her brother’s death.

“The crime scene was very violent,” he said.

According to Adam Markert’s obituary, he was the owner and operator of a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning company and a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians.

Besides Sarah Markert, his survivors include his father, mother, another sister, his grandmother, uncles, aunts and nephews. A funeral service for him will be held at Duck United Methodist Church, Monday at 1 p.m. Donations to the Adam W. Markert Memorial Fund may be made in care of Bonny P. Blanchard, P.O. Box 83, Aydlett, NC 27916. Markert’s family has also set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. It can be found at gofundme.com/​funeral-expenses-for-adam-weslee-markert.