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Tragic Discovery at Lake Gaston: The Heartbreaking Story of 19-Year-Old Sherrod Person


Sherrod Person and Ziamiraklee Harvey who Allegedly Sent the Text
Sherrod Person and Ziamiraklee Harvey who Allegedly Sent the Text

A heart-wrenching incident unfolded at Lake Gaston when the body of 19-year-old Sherrod Person was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds. On March 16, at around 7:17 a.m., the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle wreck near the water at Gaston Boat Landing after a local fisherman reported the scene.

Upon further investigation, law enforcement identified Sherrod Person as the victim. Screenshots of text messages allegedly exchanged between Sherrod and friends surfaced on social media, shedding light on a potential meet up with his ex-girlfriend, referred to as "Sweets". The messages indicated an ominous tone, with friends warning Sherrod about the situation, suspecting it could be a setup.

Messages from "Sweets" to another individual hinted at a sinister turn of events. Starting at 2:39 a.m. on Saturday, the messages inquired about the presence of cameras at the location of the planned meeting, escalating to a shocking statement at 9:53 a.m. revealing Sherrod's tragic demise. "Sweets" claimed to have been with Sherrod the night before and expressed fear as threats were allegedly being made against them.

Captain Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division confirmed the awareness of these messages, assuring a thorough investigation. However, no arrests have been made thus far. The investigation is ongoing, with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Bureau of Investigation collaborating with the Gaston Police Department.

Amidst this unfolding tragedy, our thoughts are with Sherrod's family and friends as they navigate this devastating loss. The circumstances surrounding Sherrod's death are alarming, underscoring the need for justice and closure for his loved ones. Community support and cooperation are crucial in seeking answers in this case.

If you possess any information that could aid in this investigation, please do not hesitate to contact the authorities or utilize the Northampton County Crime Stoppers website or P3 App to submit tips anonymously. Together, let us strive for transparency, accountability, and justice for Sherrod Person and those impacted by this heartbreaking event.

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