The “missing will”. This problem has gone on for decades even centuries. A family member finds a person’s will either while the testator is alive and unaware or in the aftermath when someone dies. They don’t like what they’re getting & destroy the will.
There’s a law with criminal implications if you steal, conceal, or destroy a will or codicil to a will.
North Carolina General Statute § 14-77. Larceny, concealment or destruction of wills.