Sheriff's Office will exhume body of dead scooter rider

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 12, 2007

By Shavonne Potts

Salisbury Post

A judge has given local investigators permission to exhume the body of a China Grove man killed in May while riding his motorized scooter.

Rowan District Attorney Bill Kenerly petitioned the courts to have the body of Michael Jason Brown, 27, of 1665 Lentz Road, disinterred, and an autopsy performed.

Brown died May 12 when his scooter overturned on U.S. 52 between Granite Quarry and Rockwell.

Initially, the N.C. Highway Patrol thought Brown’s death was an accident. But in November, Rowan County Sheriff George Wilhelm said his office had opened an investigation of Brown’s death.

The petition to exhume Brown’s body says Brown was struck by another car going in the opposite direction.

For more details see Friday’s Post.