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FIRST ON 3: Missing Leland man found dead in trunk of car


JACKSON, NC (ROANOKE CHOWAN NEWSHERALD.COM) -- A man reported missing in Northampton County has been found dead in Wilson. Kirk Alan Lilly, 41, of Leland was last seen in Northampton County where he stayed at a residence on Old Emporia Road in Gaston.

He was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle on April 5. According to Northampton County Sheriff’s Detective Captain Brenda Burnette, the NCSO filed a missing person report on April after receiving a call from law enforcement in Leland, located in Brunswick County.

Burnette said the victim’s girlfriend went to authorities there to report him missing, but the case was referred to the NCSO because Lilly was last seen in Northampton.


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