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Reward offered

RALEIGH – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced on Oct. 28 that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Harvey Jolson Davis.

On Christmas Eve of last year, family members discovered Davis, age 85, dead inside his home, located at 422 East Main Street in Severn.

Davis was known to have health problems and first responders on the scene originally thought he may have taken a bad fall that led to his death.

An autopsy was performed Dec. 28 in Greenville. The autopsy revealed that Davis’ death was due to foul play (blunt force trauma) and the case was ruled as a homicide.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office contacted the State Bureau of Investigation at that point to assist with the murder investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this case should contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 534-2611 or the State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 662-4500.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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