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Kenly man found dead

Posted June 9, 2010

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— The Johnston County Sheriff's Office was investigating the death of a Kenly man Wednesday.

James Cooper, 80, was found at about 7 p.m. Tuesday inside his home at 111 Crumpler Road, said spokeswoman Tammy Amaon.

Cooper's home had been broken into a couple of times over the past few months, according to a neighbor.

Investigators were on the scene most of the day Wednesday looking for clues.

Amaon said the cause of Cooper's death had yet to be determined. They have also not said whether anything was missing from the home.


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  • jkrmeme Jun 10, 2010

    The following is per Kenly News:

    The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the "suspicious" death of a man found dead in his home on 111 Crumpler Rd. in Kenly Tuesday evening.

    Unconfirmed sources say he may have been beaten to death.

    According to the Sheriff's Department, James Eldridge "Tom" Cooper, 80, was found dead in his home Tuesday night around 6:45 p.m. by a family member.

    Cooper is in the trucking business.

    Wednesday morning, Cooper's home was taped off with yellow "do not cross" police tape and two deputies were on guard outside the house. Deputies have been on duty outside the house since the death was discovered.

    More information will be provided once the autopsy has been completed.

  • jagsmovies Jun 10, 2010

    R.I.P. Mr. Cooper, He'll be missed greatly.

  • blahblahblah Jun 10, 2010

    Why does everyone bash WRAL all the time? They can only report on the information they are given. I've read the article two times and no where does it say anything about a drainage ditch. And so what if they are looking in a drainage ditch??? Sounds like a thorough investigation is taking place.

  • carla349 Jun 9, 2010

    He was found inside the house, but they are looking in drainage ditches for clues? That makes perfect sense. Another complete story courtesy of WRAL.