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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004

    NC - Michelle Royall, 32, Durham, 27 Jan 2005

    Article states that something found near the body could help identify, still could take up to 3 weeks.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2003
    Native Texan, In Germany

    Authorities work to identify body

    Jan 29, 2005

    DURHAM -- Police are counting on an autopsy to identify human remains discovered Thursday beside Chandler Road near N.C. 98 in eastern Durham. Some city public works employees discovered the decomposing body in a ditch and notified police, Durham police Cpl. David Addison said Friday.

    Something that might identify the deceased was found, Addison said, but investigators hope the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will confirm it. That could take as long as three weeks, he said.


    Prayers for all the families awaiting an answer in NC, Lanie

  3. #3
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    Apr 2004

    Identified. Homicide victim

    32 year old Michelle Lynette Royal, aka Michelle Spencer

  4. #4
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    Jul 2004
    so sad! lighting a candle for Michelle and her family.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2013
    From July 2010:


    The Durham County Sheriff's Office wants to know if a woman's murder is connected to other killings across the county... The latest victim is 44-year-old Wanda Rose Spence, whose body was found wrapped in plastic in a wooded area along Old Oxford Highway...

    The body of Crystal Lynn Baker, 24, was found dumped near Chandler and Ross Roads back in January. She was beaten and stabbed 36 times...

    The sheriff's office is even looking as far back as 2005 - when 32-year-old Michelle Royall was found shot to death - also on Chandler Road. Police say she too was soliciting for prostitution.
    All currently cold cases, as is Michelle's per Durham PD:


    On January 27, 2005, City of Durham workers discovered the body of a female off the road near a creek in the 200 block of Chandler Road.

    The female was later identified as Michelle Spencer, AKA Michelle Lynette Royal, and she had died from a gunshot wound.
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 03-09-2016 at 03:46 AM.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2008
    Is this still unsolved? It isn't listed on Durham PD's site. Which there are a few others that are not listed either. I found this thread because I was searching for more information on Crystal Lynn Baker's murder.

    Edit: Still unsolved. Her name is listed as Michelle Spencer.
    "The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears, or the sea." -Isak Dinensen

  7. #7
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    Oct 2014

    The female was later identified as Michelle Spencer, AKA Michelle Lynette Royal, and she had died from a gunshot wound.


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