Update 4:40 p.m.: Cause of death in murder
Preliminary autopsy reports indicate Dr. David Boyd died of strangulation, according to Salisbury Police.
Salisbury Police have charged Candice Jo Drye, 23, with murder in the death of Salisbury dentist Dr. David Boyd.
Drye, of Mocksville, is being held without privilege of bond in the Rowan County Detention Center.
At a press conference, Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm said she was arrested about 10:30 last night.
Boyd was found dead in his home on Pine Tree Road in the Country Club area Thursday morning by one of his employees, who had gone to check on him when he did not come in to his office. Police found him bound by his hands and feet, lying in bed, dead.
Police and State Bureau of Investigation officers remained at the home throughout the day collecting and processing evidence.
Police say Drye and Boyd were iacquaintances,î but are releasing little other information about the case.
Boyd’s wife, Dr. Kathleen Boyd, an endodontist, and their children were at the beach at the time and returned Thursday afternoon.
Police will not release a cause of death until preliminary autopsy reports are released from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Charlotte.