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Police Investigating Murder After Missing Man's Body Found In Elizabeth City


A body found in Elizabeth City has been identified as that of a 25-year-old man missing for almost 2 weeks, and police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Police confirmed Wednesday Jovan Morris' body was found July 18th on Florida Road in the Weeksville area of Pasquotank County. Elizabeth City Officials reported Wednesday the autopsy showed it was Morris' body, but police are not releasing how Morris was killed.

Elizabeth City Police say they got a report July 6th, Morris of 903 Brooks Avenue was missing and his vehicle was found parked and unattended with the keys in the ignition in front of Woodstock Apartments in Elizabeth City. Morris' girlfriend told police he did not pick her up from work the Friday night before as he usually does.

Anyone with information in regards to this case is urged to please contact the Elizabeth City Police Department at (252)335-4321, or the Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Crime Line at (252)335-5555. Your identity will be kept anonymous and your call may qualify you for a cash reward of up to $2000.00.

Several agencies helped search for Morris including the Elizabeth City Police Department, Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office, The United States Coast Guard Air Station and Small Boats Crews, NC Division of Emergency Management, State Bureau of Investigations, NC Wildlife, NC Department of Corrections-Prison Emergency Response Teams out of Pasquotank County, Bertie County and Green County, the Elizabeth City Fire Department, Coastal Carolina Search and Rescue and Southern Pride.


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