Elderly Rowan County man killed, woman hospitalized in assault

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RICHFIELD, N.C. -- A Rowan County man is dead and his daughter is in intensive care after an assault that police believe took place some time after 7:30 p.m. last night.

Jeff Steen arrived at the location of the incident, his mother's house, around 8:30 a.m. He discovered his 62-year-old mother, Sandra Steen, and 87-year-old grandfather, J.D. Furr, laying in the yard.

Sandra Steen was transported to the Stanly Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Furr was confirmed to be dead at the scene.

Police currently do not have any suspects. According to reports, the victims may have been assaulted as part of a robbery.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, at 704-216-8700.