Reward offered by family in death of Lexington businesswoman

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A reward is being offered by the family of a Lexington businesswoman found dead earlier this year for information leading to an arrest and successful prosecution in her death.

Deputies announced on Monday the family of Nancy Harvey is offering an $8,000 reward. Crime Stoppers is already offering $2,000, bringing the total reward money up to $10,000.

Harvey owned the Atlanta Car Co. at 1834 Old U.S. Highway 52 in Lexington. The 52-year-old was found dead by an employee inside her business on Jan. 25.

The Lexington Dispatch reported an autopsy report released Thursday by the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner showed she died of asphyxiation.

The autopsy report stated, “Her legs and hands were tied by zip ties and there was a bag over her head with a zip tie around the neck.  Apparently bleach had been poured over the body and around the office… Her wrist and ankles were also zip tied. Multiple blunt trauma essentially running from the face to the upper thighs was also identified.”

The report stated the bag that was found over her head had the writing “” on it.

The report indicated that no alcohol was detected in Harvey’s system.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office has not released further details about the investigation.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Office at (336) 242-2105, the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation at (336) 256-1362, or Crimestoppers at (336) 243-2400.

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