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Autopsy: Kenly man suffered multiple blows to head

Posted June 25, 2010

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— The autopsy of a Kenly man found dead in his home earlier this month shows he suffered multiple blows to the head.

The autopsy of James E. "Tom" Cooper, 80, was released Friday.

Cooper was found "face down in his locked residence" at 111 Crumpler Road "with a great deal of blood about the face and body," the medical examiner wrote.

Investigators have said he was the victim of a robbery, and they have been circulating fliers offering a $2,500 reward for clues in the case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Johnston County Sheriff's Office at 919-989-5000.


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  • cth1 Jun 25, 2010

    So sad!! Seems the number of elderly people being murdered in their own home is growing! I hope they catch the person/persons responsible for the man's death!!

  • msjan1954 Jun 25, 2010

    There are some mean people in this world. It's hard to believe that someone could do this to an elderly person (or anyone for that matter). I'm sure he was terrified. Praying for his family.