make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Sampson County sheriff says 11-year-old was killed


CLINTON, N.C. (AP) - The Sampson County Sheriff's Office says the death of an 11-year-old girl found dead in her home earlier this month has been ruled a homicide.

The Fayetteville Observer reports ( the ruling was made by the state Medical Examiner, based on an autopsy. However, a spokeswoman in the Raleigh office said the cause of death is not being released because all tests are not completed.

Cpl. Marcus Smith said a family member found McKenzie Mae Sessoms unresponsive in her home in Salemburg sometime after 7 a.m. on Sept. 6. Smith said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith would not say how she died or where in the home she was found.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer,

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.