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Man's Body Found on Fayetteville Creek Bank

Posted June 4, 2007

— Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old man found on the bank of Cross Creek bank behind a store Monday afternoon.

A man saw the body of Milton Torrey of 425 Washington Dr. while walking along the creek behind the V-Point Super Market at 447 Murchison Road about 12:45 p.m., police said.

Police said they were awaiting an autopsy to determine how Torrey died. They did not disclose whether they considered the death suspicious.


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  • skinnycow Jun 5, 2007


    I know what a suspicous death is. My comment was geared more towards the last sentence in the story. I think it is suspicous to find a body in a creek. It is not something that I have seen so it is a lil out of the ordinary to me. Once the police give a lil more info in relation to the disposition of the body I will then make my own determination and change my opinion. Thanks.

  • Reason Jun 5, 2007

    Geisha Girl said: "A dead body was found in a creek is suspicous. Dont need the po po to tell me differ..Hopefully he died from natural causes.."

    Well, and not trying to be smart, if it is a death of natural causes, then its not considered suspicious.

    A suspicious death would be one where there was a bullet hole in his head, or a knife in his back, etc.

    on an additional note:
    I think its hilarious how people get so upset because someone posts something religious. But then get mad at WRAL for deleting comments they previously made. They are all about free speech until someone goes religious. Little hypocritical don't you think?

  • casp3r Jun 5, 2007

    No its not a ridiculous question. Ive had post deleted and Ive seen people banned from postig so there is no free speech on here. I also dont see any other religions being expressed is that because they are not shoving it down our throats or are they being deleted??? The plot thickens...

  • peace_of_mind Jun 5, 2007

    @c4sp3r.. "where are all of the other religions on here"

    No one stops people posting due to their religion, therefore that is a bit of a ridiculous question.

  • skinnycow Jun 5, 2007


    I agree. A dead body was found in a creek is suspicous. Dont need the po po to tell me differ..Hopefully he died from natural causes and this wont be another act of senseless violence perpetrated by perpetrators that have no respect for human life and no sense of moral values or common decency. Blessings to the family once notified during their time of loss and sorrow.

  • casp3r Jun 4, 2007

    Yeah and then 5 out of 10 are praying about something.. Where are all the other religions represented on here?? Sorry for the family's loss.

  • rainy39 Jun 4, 2007

    Praying for the family and also praying for the ones who are so bitter and hateful that they find something useful to do or say.

  • mustysteer Jun 4, 2007

    i agree with you, ringlets. we can only hope that if anything were to happen to those that make dumb comments or members of their family, and it were to appear on this website, that no one would demean that person like they have others. i guess few follow what we were taught when we were young... "Think, before you speak."

  • ringlets21 Jun 4, 2007

    You know it's sad, WRAL has this site here so people can post their comments and give their opinions. But 9 times out of 10 all you get is smart comments.

  • feyerdncr Jun 4, 2007

    Found dead along a creek? Nope, nothing suspicious about that!