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Autopsy: Teen killed before fire started

Posted September 9, 2009

— A 17-year-old boy who was found dead inside a burning home last week died before the fire, according to an autopsy report.

Firefighters found the body of Chavalis Boyd inside 7201 Silver Leaf Road last Thursday while putting out a fire at the residence.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

Anyone with information about the fire or Boyd's death is asked to call Detective Renee Walcott of the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1680 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • krazykristie06 Sep 9, 2009

    I feel sorry for this boy and his family...I think its really cool that they can dedermine when someone died from autopsies..

  • AC Man Sep 9, 2009

    edits: you have heard "it's in the water" LOL

  • edits Sep 9, 2009

    What in the world is going on in Rocky Mount? Man dies from a heart attack after a home invasion, people posing as police - another home invasion and shot a teen and killed him, all those women murdered or missing, now this? What is wrong with people?