• Deputies charge man with murder in death of Alexander Co. woman

    By: Dave Faherty


    ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - Deputies charged a woman’s boyfriend with murder this weekend after he called 911.
    He found her body in her Alexander County home and told dispatchers she died from an overdose.
    "I think I've had an overdose and I think she is dead," the caller told the dispatcher.
    Sheriff’s deputies said it was Roy Morgan who made the 911 call -- the same man who now sits inside the Alexander County jail charged with her murder.
    Investigators said he killed his girlfriend Nathalie Sipe Murphy inside her home in the Ellendale community on Friday.
    "Oh god,” the caller said in the 911 call. “I went in the bed to go to sleep and she was breathing. She had to have died within the last hour-and-a-half"
    But deputies believe Murphy most likely died hours earlier from blunt force trauma, not an overdose.  
    Murphy’s family said the two had only been dating for about three weeks.
    The sheriff hopes to have more answers when he gets the results of the autopsy back.

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