Rowan County woman found dead in her home

Published 11:20 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

SALISBURY — A 53-year-old Rowan County woman was found dead in her home Friday, and authorities are looking for a man later seen driving her car.

Deputies found Shelia Godfrey’s body at 175 Lyerly Pond Road, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. She appeared to have been dead since Thursday evening, the office said.

Detectives discovered that the victim’s car, a white 1987 Chevrolet S10 Blazer, was found at the Super Speedwash on Avalon Drive in Salisbury. They are looking for a white man  seen on video operating the car Thursday night.

Anyone with information about the potential witness is asked to contact Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687, detectives at 704-216-8686 or Rowan Communications at 704-216-8500.

To report a tip anonymously and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, go to or call Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.