Man charged with murder in 2015 death of woman found in abandoned Greensboro home

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Jerome Green Jr.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man who was confined in the Warren Correctional Institute after being convicted of multiple breaking and entering incidents in the area returned to the Guilford County Jail this morning to be charged with first-degree murder for the death of a woman in 2015, according to a news release from Greensboro police.

Jerome Green Jr., 37, has been linked to the homicide of Sonya Annette Buckner, 45, who was found deceased at 405 E. Whittington St. on March 7, 2015, the release said. Police were called to the vacant home at approximately 7:21 p.m. that night after a witness reported finding Buckner’s body.

Autopsy results from the Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Buckner died from multiple lacerations and deemed the case a homicide.

Green, who had been in police custody since his arrest on March 17, 2015, for multiple property crimes, was an early suspect in Buckner’s death, the release said. An analysis of forensic evidence collected at the scene later provided detectives with sufficient evidence to charge Green with her murder.

Green is confined with no bond allowed. His next court date has not been established.

Police are not looking for any other suspect’s in Buckner’s death. Neither Buckner nor Green had a permanent address.