Name released of 16-year-old killed in Bertie County

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 11:21 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2020 at 2:47 PM EDT
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BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies in Bertie County have released the name of a teenager killed late last week.

Iynashia Graham was a junior at Bertie High School.

The 16-year-old was found shot dead early Friday morning in the area of Lake Drive in Lewiston-Woodville.

Bertie High School principal and JROTC instructor reflected on who Iynashia Graham was as a student.

Both faculty members said Graham will always be remembered for her smile.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley said the sheriff’s office is investigating after a teen girl died on Oct. 9.
The high school student was found dead early Friday in Lewis-Woodville.
The high school student was found dead early Friday in Lewis-Woodville.(Bertie Co. Sheriff's Office)

Principal Hoggard also said that Bertie High School is offering counseling services for students and staff who may need it during this time.

The sheriff’s office is working with the State Bureau of Investigation as they investigate the girl’s death as a homicide.

Officials ask anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office at 252-794-5330.

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