Victim Suffers Severe Burns In Attempted Murder Case

A victim is taken to the UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill following an attempted murder in Goldsboro.  Goldsboro Police responded to the report of an assault on the 500 block of Hickory Street around 11:30 PM Wednesday. When officers arrived at the residence, they located the victim, 39-year-old Latonya McCoy of Goldsboro, suffering from severe burns. McCoy was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care and transferred to the burn unit at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is in critical condition. It is believed that the victim was intentionally set on fire during a dispute while in the residence. Investigators with the GPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded. An active investigation is underway. The identity of any potential suspect or persons of interest is being withheld at this time.

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