AUTOPSY: Woman found in house fire had been shot in the head

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) - A woman whose body was found last week inside a burned home had been shot, authorities say.

The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy done Friday on the body of Javona Jones lists the cause of death as a homicide. They say she had a gunshot wound to the head.

The fire department was called to the 600 block of Southern Avenue around 5:40 a.m. February 10th.

When firefighters arrived they saw smoke coming from the back of the home and inside they found the body of Jones laying on the floor.

An obituary says the woman's funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Beach Rivers Funeral Home in Elizabeth City.

No one has been arrested in the woman's murder and police urge anyone with information to call them at (252) 335-4321 or the Elizabeth City Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.


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Police in Elizabeth City are investigating a deadly fire this morning.

The fire department was called to the 600 block of Southern Avenue around 5:40 a.m. Monday.

When firefighters arrived they saw smoke coming from the back of the home and inside they found the body of Javona Jones laying on the floor.

No other homes were damaged by the fire, according to police.

When asked if there was anything suspicious about it, police would only say they are conducting a thorough investigation into the fire.

Police are asking anyone with information about this morning's fire to call them at (252) 335-4321 or the Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.