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Sheriff's Office Offers Reward For Information About Nash Murders

Posted December 8, 2003 2:11 a.m. EST

— Authorities in Nash County hope a reward will generate some leads in a case that left four people dead.

Nash County investigators found a 10-year-old boy dead in the yard of a dilapidated house in the Aventon community Sunday and three other people, including his mother, dead inside the house.

"Any time a death occurs, it's pitiful, but when you're talking about a child, emotions run very high," Nash County Sheriff Jimmy Grimes said. "At this time, we're investigating it as a homicide until proven different. We're working on a motive. We don't have any suspects in custody."

Grimes said the deaths occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

"We don't think this was a random act," he said.

Investigators identified the victims as Darwood Lynch, 10; his mother, Charlene Lynch, 35; Larry Lynch, 41, and Curly Lynch, 58.

Investigators do not know if the mother and son and related to the other two men. They also think the suspects may have known the victims.

Larry Lynch was scheduled to appear in court in January for communicating threats against another man, but authorities do not know if that had something to do with Lynch's death.

Autopsies were scheduled for Monday.