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Autopsy: Fayetteville woman found hogtied with plastic bags around her head

Posted January 25, 2019 10:39 a.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2019 6:37 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville woman found dead in her home last summer was bound hand and foot and had duct tape and plastic bags wrapped around her head, according to an autopsy report released Friday.

Marcquius Timmons-Moore, 43, was found dead in a home in the 700 block of York Road on Aug. 22.

Police went to check on Timmons-Moore after her co-workers reported that she hadn't been to work for two weeks, the autopsy report states.

Her partially decomposed body was found naked and restrained to her bed with multiple black plastic garbage bags cinched around her neck and held in place by an electrical cord and a zip-tie, according to the report. Duct tape also was wrapped in two directions around her face.

Her wrists were handcuffed and then zip-tied to her knees, and electrical cords bound the handcuffs to her ankles, which also were zip-tied and duct-taped together, according to the report.

The medical examiner ruled asphyxiation as the cause of death.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that police found "Here lies the ultimate of all strumpets" written in red crayon on the wall above the bed. The thermostat to the home was set at 56 degrees, but all power to the home other than the air conditioner had been shut off at the main circuit box, the newspaper reported.

Timmons-Moore's husband, Michael John Moore Sr., 44, was arrested in Las Vegas on Sept. 2 and charged with murder in her death. He remains in the Cumberland County jail without bond.