Edgecombe Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide

February 8, 2019
Crime scene

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a person was found dead near Pinetops.

The agency was investigating a missing person case when the body of Jamarcus Sellers was found in a wooded area near the intersection of Davistown-Mercer Road and Jenkins Farm Road, near Pinetops at about 10 a.m.

Authorities said Sellers died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound.

Authorities asked anybody with information, or who believes they may have heard gunshots in the area between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, to call the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office at 252-641-7911.

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