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Autopsy: Wake man found in freezer was beaten to death

Posted April 27, 2011

— A Wake County man discovered dead in the freezer of his home in October died of blows to the head, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

The decapitated body of David Ruben Green Jr., 52, was found Oct. 6 in a freezer at his Ray Road home, more than a month after he had been reported missing. The entire freezer was delivered to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Search warrants filed in the case indicate that he might have been dead since January 2009.

The autopsy report lists the cause of death as blunt force head injuries. The medical examiner also noted that "a cutting tool or saw" was used to behead Green and that there were numerous lacerations around his knees to suggest that someone tried to dismember him after he was killed.

Green’s long-time girlfriend, Wendy Edmond Green, and children Alexis Morgan Green, 17, and David Ruben Green III, 15, have each been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Authorities haven’t offered a motive for the killing but indicated in search warrants that Wendy Green used her boyfriend’s credit cards and asked his family for money.


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  • snicker49 Apr 28, 2011

    I live in the neighborhood and riding past this house gets me sick to my stomach. How could someone do this to an individual. Just walk away from the situation, but I guess that's easier said than done. Now they face murder charges..smh Craziness

  • djofraleigh Apr 27, 2011

    the horrible end is going to bring out horrible things leading up to it in the trial.

  • twc Apr 27, 2011

    If she had just gone to Interact she could have controlled him and his assets without killing him--legally.

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  • warbirdlover Apr 27, 2011

    They had to slowly defrost him maybe?????? There are some evil people in this world.

  • forreal2011 Apr 27, 2011

    There is just a special place in hell for people who do stuff like this. sick and sad...

  • Rockermom Apr 27, 2011

    lol @ bgcoving

  • wcnc Apr 27, 2011

    larterl- The story doesn't say it has taken from Oct-April to determine the cause of death... Here are the words from the story "according to an autopsy report released Wednesday". The report was not released unti Wednesday.....

  • imdicktrickle Apr 27, 2011

    What a nice family :-)

  • Fireflies Rock Apr 27, 2011

    Why did it take until April to determine this man's cause of death, when his body was found last October?! Gosh.