Murder probe underway

Published 10:18 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

WINDSOR – The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide that occurred near here early Sunday, July 31.

According to Sheriff John Holley, at approximately 2:45 a.m. that morning his office received a call of a shooting having taken place at a party being held at a club called “The Cabin” located on Morning Road Extension near the Roanoke River south of Windsor.

The Sheriff went on to reveal that a short while after that call was received, law enforcement determined a male subject had been transported to Vidant Bertie Hospital in Windsor by private vehicle.

The victim, Alexander Lee III, 27, of Aulander, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Holley would only say that his office is following up numerous leads in this case and added that no other information would be forthcoming as the investigation is ongoing.

He does add that anyone with any information regarding this homicide is encouraged to call the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at 252-794-5330 or the NC SBI at 252-756-4755.

This latest homicide is the ninth this year in Bertie County. Of those, five have been solved.