Man found dead in Davie County residence identified; woman found injured in residence dies

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DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Police have identified the man found dead and a woman found critically injured in a Bermuda Run home on Monday.

Deputies responded to 133 Fairway Drive in reference to a requested welfare check from out-of-state relatives around 11 a.m.

Deputies could not get any response from inside the residence and while checking the exterior of the residence a deputy noticed what appeared to be blood on an interior wall.

Entry was made into the house where Wayne E. Heitz, 72, was found dead and Barbara Dederick, 74, was found in critical condition.

Dederick was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she died on Tuesday. She was never able to speak with law enforcement.

The Davie County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate and autopsies will be performed on both Heitz and Dederick.

It is not believed at this time that there are any other persons involved or that any criminal activity took place.

Investigators believe that there was an accident in the home causing Heitz’s death which placed Dederick in a position where she could not request assistance.


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