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Father Accused Of Raping & Brutally Murdering Daughter

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Father Accused Of Raping & Brutally Murdering Daughter

Father Accused Of Raping & Brutally Murdering Daughter 

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A North Carolina father has been charged for the brutal rape and murder of his 15-year-old daughter.

Joshua Lee Burgess has been charged with statutory rape, first-degree statutory sex offense, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Fox News reports that Burgess walked into the sheriff’s office and admitted to killing his 15-year-old daughter, Zaria Joshalyn Burgess. The teenage girl was found murdered inside their Hampton Meadows Road home on Sunday.

The results of the autopsy showed a sharp force injury to her neck. He father’s motive was not clear.

“The details of this murder are indescribable. Every officer and detective involved in this case is feeling the effects of what happened to this child. There is no logical answer to explain why this man did what he is accused of doing. Our hearts and prayers are with Zaria’s mom and her family,” Sheriff Eddie Cathey said.

Burgess is still in custody at the Union County Jail without bail.

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