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Police: Skeletal remains found in Rocky Mount

Posted February 13, 2009

— Police were investigating skeletal remains found Friday along Melton Drive in Rocky Mount.

City personnel on clean-up duty found the human remains just before noon near a wooded area, police said.

Staff from the state medical examiner's office helped police recover and process the remains. Officials have not released any additional information.

Anyone with information on the case should call Capt. Martin McCoy at 252-972-1485 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • teacher-mom Feb 13, 2009

    As bad as it is to find something like this it may help some family find closure. I am sorry for the victim.

  • IzzMad2016 Feb 13, 2009

    Someone, somewhere is wondering if these remains are those of a missing loved one. Hopefully the identify will bring some closure (hate that word but cant' think of a better one) to whomever has been missing this person.

  • miked6500 Feb 13, 2009

    Slow news day...who cares.

  • concerned citizen of NC Feb 13, 2009

    The local paper has a few more words of info, but not much -

    Rocky Mount Telegram
    Friday, February 13, 2009

    Rocky Mount city workers cleaning up debris this morning along Melton Drive discovered what appears to be human remains, authorities said.

    Rocky Mount police said work crews discovered skeletal remains at 11 a.m. while cleaning up debris and tree limbs on the 300 block of Melton Drive.

    Police are calling the discovery a suspicious death and have launched an investigation.

    Authorities said medical examiners from Chapel Hill are responding to the scene to assist with recovering and processing the remains.

    More information is expected to be released as to the possible identity of the remains early next week, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Rocky Mount police Capt. Martin McCoy at 972-1485 or the Twin County Crime Stoppers at 977-1111.

  • Go Georgia Tech Feb 13, 2009

    Another fine example of why I want out of this city. They should put a chain around it since it is already a prison.

  • ghimmy51 Feb 13, 2009

    wow. Information overload.