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Wilkes County Man Found Dead PDF Print
Written by Kenneth Reece   
Friday, 11 December 2009 07:01

Wilkes County man found dead outside his home, authorites believe that the death was a homicide.


The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Bruce Ellis Barnes, 46, of 1595 High Rock Road was found Thursday on the front lawn of the mobile home he rented. 


Wilkes County sheriff Dane Mastin said that Barnes' landlord and neighbor found the body about 6:15 a.m. and called 911.

Mastin said that the body has been sent for autopsy to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He declined to say if there were visible wounds, but he said that authorities are treating the case as a homicide.

Investigators said that they have some leads in the death and are conducting interviews.


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