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Two bodies found in a burned vehicle off Thurston Avenue are believed to be persons reported missing over the weekend. City of Greensboro workers located a burned vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Monday in an undeveloped area off of Thurston Ave. They reported what they believed to be human remains in the vehicle. Police believe the victims may be a mother and son reported missing Sunday evening by a co-worker of the woman. The victims are tentatively identified as Asia Larose Brown, 22, and her son Ashton Paul Brown, 2. They were last seen on Friday, Feb. 20. Positive identifications are pending further examination by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. Police are classifying these deaths as homicides, although cause of death has not yet been established. Police are running the missing persons and homicide investigations concurrently until the identities of the victims are confirmed.


The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the Wal-Mart located at 3475 Parkway Village Circle on Feb. 12 regarding a robbery. Store personnel stated the suspect entered the business and approached an employee at the customer service area.

The suspect demanded money from the employee and was given an undisclosed amount of U.S currency before leaving the business. The suspect left the area in a Silver Chevrolet Silverado truck occupied by two additional subjects. Authorities discovered video that shows a similar robbery attempt the day before. Video footage shows a subject entering and exiting the Wal- Mart on Feb. 11. The subject presented a note to an employee at the Customer Service area. The employee read a threatening statement on the note before another employee approached the area. At that time, the suspect took the note, exited the business and ran to a silver colored pickup truck parked nearby. Because of the similar modus operandi and similar vehicle description, authorities believe the two incidents may be related. !