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Decomposed Body Found in Selma

Posted July 22, 2007

— A badly decomposed body was found in Johnston County Saturday, and officials said they consider the circumstances suspicious.

Sheriff's deputies found the body of a white male at a home off Highway 96 in Selma. He died from a gunshot wound, officials said. Authorities have not released his name.

The man's death is being treated as a homicide, but there are no suspects at this time, officials said.


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  • momx2 Jul 23, 2007

    I live in Selma Mr. Crisp and was raised there are you sayig that me and all the others in the area are dead. That would be a very foolish statement don't you think. Just because they does not seem to be that much going on does not mean that is true. I live on a large farm and have more than enough to do and stay busy and come home tried at night. By the way if it were not for the farmers then you would not have milk, eggs, poultry, bef, pork, etc... So you might want to rethink your comment.

  • Proud Young Grandma Jul 23, 2007

    I know the guy that they found. He had made some bad choices in life, but not bad enough that he deserved to be shot and left to rot in the heat that we have had lately. Unless he changed since the last time I heard any news about him, he wasn't any worse than most of the people who made bad choices in Selma, or Johnston or Wake County for that matter. May his family find healing one day and justice served for his death. RIP.

  • SpunkyGrits The One and Only Jul 22, 2007

    The man was found dead from a gun shot wound and the circumstances are considered "suspicious".


  • beachgal Jul 22, 2007

    Dead for several days, eh? And decomposed? Who'd of thunk?

  • gopanthers Jul 22, 2007

    decomposed and likely dead for several days. There the cat is out of the bag. There is a Rocket Scientist Amoung us. LOL

    But truly I hope they can determine who the person is and find the family and put some closer to this. And of course if Murdered bring the person(s)responsible to Justice.

  • grnpnd7 Jul 22, 2007

    and a decomposed body is different from the rest of those who live there is probably because it's dead, lol

  • grnpnd7 Jul 22, 2007

    Hey folks; I don't think the article is bad; they only telling what they know at the time..they won't give an address until they find family.

  • Steve Crisp Jul 22, 2007

    And a decomposed body found in Selma is different from anyone else who lives there because?

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  • PikeMom Jul 22, 2007

    The home could have been a haven for the homeless.Let's wait this out,as too many things could make this "not so simple".They are the professionals after all.