Mysteries shroud NC woman’s ‘suspicious’ death

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DAVIDSON, N.C. — A Davidson woman’s mysterious death is now being called “suspicious” by police.

Sarah Long, 41, was found dead in her home on Old Meeting Way in Davidson on July 23.

WSOC obtained a search warrant on Aug. 14 that states that a man, who later claimed to be the married woman’s lover, contacted police concerned that he hadn’t heard from Long.

Officers responded to her home where they found her lying on the bed with a single gunshot wound to the head.

A medical examiner determined that Long had been dead since July 19.

The man who reported her disappearance told police Long was in an “abusive marriage” and “had cervical cancer and was suicidal.”

But her death has not been ruled a suicide.

The medical examiner questioned a lack of blood on her hand and also noted the resting position of the weapon at the center of her chest near her breast bone was in an “odd location.”

The search warrant revealed the man then told police about three weeks prior to her death Long gave him documents sealed in an envelope along with orders to give it to her financial advisor should anything happen to her.

The man claimed he later opened the documents which stated he was the “primary beneficiary of 100 percent of her assets.”

The amount totaled nearly $940,000.

The warrant states he asked police if the documents were real.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Source: WSOC