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Financial records sought in Raleigh man's death

Posted October 8, 2010 4:53 p.m. EDT

— Investigators have requested warrants to search the financial records of a Wake County man discovered dead in the freezer of his home on Thursday.

David Reuben Green Jr.'s live-in girlfriend, Wendy Edmond Green, 41, who has addresses listed at 8617 Ray Road in Raleigh and 11679 N.C. Highway 72 in Lumberton, was charged with first-degree murder in his death.

When Wendy Green was arrested in Robeson County, authorities found the victim's credit cards in her purse, according to the warrants. Investigators are also searching two cell phones found with Green when she was arrested.

She was being held in the Wake County jail Friday without bond.

More arrests are possible as the investigation continues, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.

Investigators believe David Green, 52, died as far back as January, according to the warrants. He is believed to have suffered severe injuries from several weapons and cutting instruments.

A preliminary autopsy found that he suffered severe trauma to the head.

Green's body was found in the freezer, but warrants say the power had been shut off.

Deputies reported a foul odor coming from the home.

Neighbors said Wednesday that they had not seen David Green since April and that "No Trespassing" signs had been placed on the property recently.

Harrison said David Green’s brother reported him missing Sept. 1 and that investigators looking into the disappearance walked through the home with family members on Sept. 7.

Harrison said Wendy Green and David Green never married but that they did have two children, a daughter, Alexis Green, 17, and a son, David Ruben Green III, 15.