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Man found dead in park was questioned in girlfriend's death

Posted April 23, 2009

— A man being questioned in the death of his girlfriend who was found unconscious on the side of a Garner road in February was found dead Thursday.

Garner police spokesman Sgt. Chris Clayton said Spencer Bolick was found dead inside Lake Benson Park at 1:25 p.m. from what appeared to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A motorist found Bolick's girlfriend, Mayela Orduna, 18, on the shoulder of Aversboro Road on Feb. 17. An autopsy found she died of a head injury consistent with exiting a moving car.

Bolick told police the two had been arguing at a party that night and that when they left, she jumped from the car, which he was driving at 30 mph.

According to the autopsy report, Bolick drove away, but then went with partygoers to look for Orduna. The partygoers found her and called 911, but Bolick didn't stay at the scene.

A Feb. 23 search warrant for Bolick's text messages claims that he and other party guests "fabricated a story of how the incident occurred in order to avoid responsibility for the victim's injuries."

Garner police have been investigating Orduna's case as a suspicious death but have not filed charges.

Clayton said Thursday the case is still under investigation.


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  • anonemoose Apr 24, 2009

    Permanent end to a temporary problem.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 23, 2009

    He might have been wonderful. But if he had something to do with his girlfriend's unfortunate death, that taint's the situation. The police need to try to finish their investigation into the girlfriend's death. If it was simply an accident, then we need to know this so his name can be cleared. As of right now, he is the #1 suspect in his girlfriend's death.

  • sfaulkner91 Apr 23, 2009

    Spencer might have gone through a lot but people need to remember that he was a wonderful person.

  • hmdaniel222 Apr 23, 2009

    This is horribly sad. Before people start jumping to conclusions, they should just stop to take a moment and remember that this is a devastating day for all of us who knew and loved Spencer. No matter how many bad decisions he may have made in his life, he was a wonderful friend and a beautiful person. I will miss him terribly.

  • SalemWWX Apr 23, 2009

    Is it just me or is that headline a tad ambiguous....?

  • Just the facts mam Apr 23, 2009

    Very sad from different angles...