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Man found dead behind Goldsboro apartment

Posted September 18, 2011

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— A 20-year-old man was found dead behind a Goldsboro apartment Saturday night by officers responding to a shots-fired call at that address, police said Sunday.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of North Jefferson Street around 11 p.m. The body of Laquan Devon Pearsall was found behind 1100 N. Jefferson St., apartment 21.

Police did not say that Pearsall had been shot, but said they are treating his death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 919-580-4214 or Goldsboro Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

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  • Really8745 Sep 20, 2011

    It's definitely getting out of hand. All you ever see about Goldsboro is someone getting killed...

  • hellorhighwaters Sep 19, 2011

    wildcat...what you say is true...people should get involved.But sometimes getting involved meanings you now have to keep looking over 'your' shoulders. Most people don't want to have that type of feeling. It's not that they don't want to get involved; they are afraid. As many people are, especially the elderly. Police cannot potect alot of these people from hurt. They (the justice system)need a better way of getting the information about these crimes. (And stop calling the person back so much, that would help.)

  • wildcat Sep 19, 2011

    Get Involved and tell the police who did this. Next time it maybe you or yours.

    You are absolutely right. Someone knows something and should be talking and telling. What goes around many times comes back around. Remember a life was taken more than likely over nothing. Start talking and telling. Don't allow this murderer to get away with killing this young person. Do the right thing and make that call NOW!

  • wildcat Sep 19, 2011

    Another sad story. When will the young people learn? My condolences to the family and that God will bring them all comfort and peace in time.

  • dwallace9392 Sep 19, 2011

    Get Involved and tell the police who did this. Next time it maybe you or yours. My prayers got out to the family.People you must get involved or the killings will never stop. The crime is so bad in North Carolina that I am afraid to travel there to visit my family and loved ones.