Victim found buried in backyard of Clemmons home shot multiple times in head, autopsy says

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Joshua Fredrick Wetzler (left), Pazuzu Algarad (top right) and Amber Burch (bottom right)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The autopsy report for one of the victims found buried in a Clemmons backyard last year says he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine Department of Pathology’s autopsy report indicates that 37-year-old Joshua Fredrick Wetzler died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Three gunshot wounds were to the head, the report said.

Wetzler and and 36-year-old Tommy Dean Welch were discovered in the backyard of a now-demolished home on Oct. 5, 2014, at 2749 Knob Hill Drive.

Both men were reported missing in 2009 and, according to search warrants, they were killed that same year and buried.

Pazuzu Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, who lived at the house, have each been charged with first-degree murder and accessory after the fact of first-degree murder.

Both Algarad and Burch remain in custody awaiting trial.