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Autopsy report released for victim found buried in backyard of Clemmons home

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Tommy Dean Welch (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 was released on Tuesday afternoon.

The autopsy report from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Department of Pathology indicates that 36-year-oldTommy Dean Welch died of a gunshot wound to the head.

The report said the trajectory of the bullet was from back-to-front and left-to-right.

Welch and 37-year-old Joshua Fredrick Wetzler 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.