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Autopsy Shows Blow To Abdomen Contributed To Raleigh Woman's Death

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Virginia Phillips Kelly
RALEIGH, N.C. — An autopsy report is raising questions about the death of a Raleigh woman.

The report indicates that 43-year-old Virginia Kelly died from a cocaine overdose, but that an unexplained "blow to the abdomen" may have contributed to her death.

Kelly, a divorced mother of one, was found dead in a Franklin County house the weekend of Feb. 5.

Her boyfriend said they were up all night doing cocaine.

Investigators will meet with the District Attorney to discuss the autopsy and evidence in this case.


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