Officials: Grandson charged in Rowan County woman's death

- Authorities say a woman's grandson has been charged after she was found dead Monday morning in Rowan County.

It happened in the 200 block of Ellis Loop Road in Salisbury.

Investigators say the 911 Center received a call about 5:07 a.m. that a person was down and needed immediate medical assistance. When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they found the caller and the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities identified the victim as 76-year-old Joyce Ann Trexler.

The victim's grandson, Curtis Wayne Trexler, 31, was found to be the 911 caller. Deputies say he was taken in for questioning and was not cooperative.

According to an arrest report, Curtis Trexler was charged with first degree murder. His next court appearance is set for Tuesday morning.




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