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NEW INFO: Greenville Human Relations Member Homicide Victim


A member of Greenville's Human Relations Council was found dead in his apartment early Tuesday morning and police continue to investigation how he died.

47-year-old Geoffrey Kenan's death is being investigated as a homicide, according to police.

The man's body was found around 3:25 a.m. in his Moseley Drive apartment.

Friends say Kenan was a paraplegic who lived there alone. His web site says he was a motivational speaker who co-founded Motivational Empowerment Network.

Police say after responding to a report of suspicious activity around 3:25 a.m., officers found the victim dead inside the apartment at 3230-F Moseley Drive.

According to a 911 call, an unidentified woman called them and claimed someone had robbed her. She told dispatchers the robbers took her to Kenan's apartment where they robbed and beat him.

Police have not said whether they have any suspects in the case or not.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office said the autopsy on Kenan's body was complete, but referred WITN to Greenville police for any details.

Wednesday morning, police told us Kenan's cause of death is still pending.


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Police say they are investigating a homicide this morning in Greenville.

After responding to a report of suspicious activity around 3:25 a.m., officers found the victim dead inside the apartment at 3230-F Moseley Drive.

Friends say the man who lived in the apartment was a paraplegic, was in his 40s and lived alone.

A cause of death is not immediately apparent, according to police. An autopsy on the victim is scheduled for later today.

Police say the victim's name is being withheld until family members are notified.


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