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Search warrants: Children implicated selves in dad’s slaying

Posted December 9, 2010

— The children of a Wake County man found headless in his freezer in October made statements to investigators that put them and their mother at the crime scene, according to search warrants made public Wednesday.

David Ruben Green Jr., 52, was found Oct. 6 in a freezer at his Ray Road home, more than a month after he had been reported missing.

Green’s long-time girlfriend, Wendy Edmond Green, and children Alexis Morgan Green, 17, and David Ruben Green III, 15, have each been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Wake County sheriff’s investigators on Tuesday asked for permission to collect DNA samples from Alexis Green and Wendy Green. They want to test the DNA against evidence found at the crime scene and in two cars that they believe were used after the crime.

Investigators say in the search warrant affidavit that the children gave similar statements that implicate all three suspects “as having played active roles in the planning and commission of the murder as well as cleaning up the crime scene in an effort to conceal the crime.”

Authorities haven’t offered a motive for the killing but have indicated in previous search warrants that Wendy Green used her boyfriend’s credit cards and asked his family for money.

Previous search warrants indicate that Green might have been dead since January 2009.


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  • rebecca7 Dec 10, 2010

    Proud Wife and Mother - I don't think there's a law that says a Realtor has to release that kind of information. If the potential buyer doesn't do their homework and finds out themselves, I'm pretty sure there's nothing that legally binds a real estate agent to expose it to the potential buyer. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that's the case. Creepy!

  • NoObamaCare Dec 10, 2010

    Would love to be at this families Thanksgiving dinner. Never know what you are eating. Might be the guy in the freezer!

  • Proud Wife and Mother Dec 10, 2010

    This is totally besides the point, but they'll have a hard time selling that house in the future with people finding out the gruesome history behind it.

  • sammyg Dec 10, 2010

    NC seems to have more than it's share of crazy killers.

  • Bartmeister Dec 10, 2010