Murder probe launched in Bertie County

Published 10:05 am Thursday, October 6, 2016

WINDSOR – The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide that occurred near here on Tuesday, October 4.

At approximately 5:30 am, Bertie deputies responded to a shots fired call in the vicinity of Cedar Landing Road, Windsor, according to Sheriff John Holley.

Holley stated that upon the arrival of the deputies they discovered a vehicle parked in an open field adjacent to Cedar Landing Missionary Baptist Church. Inside that vehicle, deputies discovered 50-year-old Bryan Okeffee Harrell. He was deceased. 

Sheriff Holley said the cause of death is pending an autopsy and the investigation is ongoing.

He asked anyone with information on this case to contact the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at 252-794-5330.