Autopsy: Teen died from single gunshot wound
An autopsy report shows that a missing teenager found in a lake in March died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his neck.
The official autopsy from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s office said Dorien Daymon Jackson was shot in the back of the neck. The bullet injured his cervical spine and right vertebral artery before existing through his mouth.
According to the report, his body was badly decomposed and unidentifiable due to being under water. The body still held the Old Navy sweatshirt and Levis blue jeans that he was last wearing. He was identified through his fingerprint records.
Greensboro police are ruling the death a homicide and are still searching for whomever may have killed Jackson.
“We don’t have any more updates to share right now,” said Greensboro police Capt. R. Sigmon. “It is still an active case and is still actively being investigated. As soon as we have more information to share, we certainly will.”
Jackson, 18, of Tangle Lane, was removed from Lake Townsend on March 3 after three fishermen saw his body in the lake off Plainfield Road. Jackson’s family and friends organized search parties to find him after he was reported missing by family members on Jan. 13. He was last seen on Jan. 10, after leaving a friend’s home on Penny Road. He would have been celebrating his 19th birthday on June 8.
“If there is anyone in the community that has information that they think would be helpful, they can call Crimestoppers or the Greensboro Police Department directly,” Sigmon said.
The number for Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000. Greensboro police can be reached at (336) 373-2222.
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