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Family contact sought for hospitalized homeless man

ROANOKE RAPIDS – The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking information on the next of kin of Edward Lee Murphy, age 55 of Roanoke Rapids.

Edward Lee Murphy

Murphy was hospitalized around 7:30 am on Wednesday due a medical condition. He is in critical condition and is expected to be transferred to another medical facility for further treatment of the condition.

Murphy is locally known in Roanoke Rapids/Weldon area as the man who lives under the I-95 bridge at Becker Drive Extension.

Murphy has no known next of kin or family in the Roanoke Valley area. He has connections to the High Point, Greensboro and Ahoskie areas.

Anyone with information on Murphy’s next of kin or family members should call Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty at 252-533-2816.