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Towing Company Owner’s Death Ruled Homicide

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: National News

Police in Greenville, North Carolina have classified the death of a towing company owner as a homicide. According to a police statement issued Tuesday, September 21, preliminary autopsy results show Walter Clayton Malloy Sr., owner of Clay’s Wrecker Service of Greenville, was shot and “the injury from that shooting was sufficient to have likely caused his death,” a news report said.

Malloy was found by his son at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, September 18, behind the towing service office on Chestnut Street. Family members have stated they believe a vehicle was connected with Malloy’s death. On Tuesday, police reported they had recovered a vehicle involved in the incident. A white Buick with red doors and substantial front-end damage was reportedly seen leaving the scene of the incident at a high rate of speed. Police have not said how or where the vehicle was located, according to the report.

Greenville police are asking for anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Scott Stanton, Greenville Police Department, at 252-329-4809, or Pitt/Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777, or by texting “PITTGV” to 274637.