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Authorities don't know if Fayetteville man a victim of foul play

Posted August 10, 2012

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— Medical examiners have been unable to determine whether a Fayetteville man's death in January was a homicide or not, according to an investigative report released Friday.

Josephus Davis, 63, was found dead in his home at 576 Braxton Blvd. on Jan. 28.

The report states Davis died of blunt-force trauma to his chest and head, but the medical examiner noted that Fayetteville police didn't find a bloody object that might have been a murder weapon.

Davis' roommate told police that the two had been drinking the previous night but that he didn't hear any signs of a struggle after that, according to the report.

Family members have said they believe Davis was killed by someone he knew.

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  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 10, 2012

    The report states Davis died of blunt-force trauma to his chest and head, b

    Sounds like and reads like murder to me. He did not do this to himself.

  • Southern Discomfort Aug 10, 2012

    This shouldn't be rocket science.

  • sabol100 Aug 10, 2012

    His roommate?

  • sunshine1040 Aug 10, 2012

    He was standing on a chair to change a light bulb lost has balance and fell hitting his head and chest on the way down. How else would he have gotten them if nobody else was there to hurt him

  • Keyboard cat Aug 10, 2012

    I think we all know the answer to this one.