Questions mount about pregnant woman's death in Goldsboro
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office on Friday said the young woman found slumped over in a vehicle near the intersection of Pikeville-Princeton Road and Nahunta Road on Wednesday night died of a homicide.Posted — Updated
Her father, David Duval, said, "She was very dedicated to whatever it was she was doing. Whatever she did was full force. There was a very serious side to her, but a very fun side too."
David Duval, a criminal investigator in Virginia, said he knew immediately that his daughter's death was no run-of-the-mill car accident.
"Pretty much from the first phone call, I could tell that something was not right," he said.
Renee Duval was found in her car in a ditch after a passerby called 911 at around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Her boyfriend and the father of her child, James Jones, was the last person to see her alive. He said the couple visited his parents on the evening of her death, then left in separate cars.
Jones has been questioned by police and has had his phone and car searched. He says he told police he doesn't know what happened.
Investigators say Renee Duval's car was traveling slowly when it crashed, leading investigators to believe that she was harmed before the car went off the road.
Her baby was due on April 22. According to her father, they were going to name her Aspen.
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