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Orange County authorities identify man's body

Posted October 10, 2008

— Orange County authorities have identified the body of a man found down an embankment in the western part of the county on Oct. 5.

Deputies identified the man as Jose Antonio Estrada Carrillo, 29. He may have lived in Guilford County. His last known address was 500 Jefferson St. in Kernersville, officials said.

On Oct. 5, a man told deputies that he had spotted what appeared to be a body down an embankment off Morrow Mill Road. Deputies checked the area and found Carrillo's body in the undergrowth.

His body appeared to have been there for a few days, and there was no identification, authorities said. An autopsy determined that he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies interviewed several people who said they last saw Carrillo about four months ago. Investigators are asking anyone with information about where Carrillo was living to contact them.

Investigators contacted some of Carrillo's relatives in Nevada and California. Those family members will contact Carrillo's other family members in Mexico, officials said.


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  • Con Amor Oct 10, 2008

    How very very sad! I'm glad that he was identified!! And I hope that it was not some anti immigrant looney tune that did it. I will keep him and his family in my prayers.

  • uncalumni02 Oct 10, 2008

    How sad...to be shot in the head and discarded like trash...smh.