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High school student found dead in North Carolina county

January 19, 2019

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in a North Carolina county say a high school student is dead, and they’re seeking information about what happened.

The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office announced on its Facebook page that deputies were sent Saturday morning to the southern part of the county, where the agency says neighbors found 17-year old Jon-Marvin Revels Jacobs.

The sheriff’s office says the Hoke County High School student had left a party and was walking home when gunfire occurred. Investigators say Jacobs’ upper body had severe trauma from a gunshot.

Hoke detectives were chasing leads in the case late Saturday.

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