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Franklin County Woman Dies of Beating

Posted November 17, 1998

— The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fatal beating of Sally Mitchell Harris.

She died just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Duke Hospital, to which she had been flown by LifeFlight earlier in the day.

A friend came to Harris' mobile home about 1:30 p.m. Sunday and found her brutally beaten.

Harris' 18-month-old son was also in the home, but was not harmed. He is now with relatives.

Harris, 27, was divorced and lived about 8 miles north of Louisburg.

The sheriff's office say they have strong leads, and do not believe this was a case of random violence.

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