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Autopsy: Currituck man died from 'multiple sharp force injuries'

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From staff reports

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CURRITUCK — The Cur­rituck man whose body was found at his Coin­jock home last week died from mul­ti­ple stab wounds, pos­si­bly in­flicted by a knife.

An au­topsy per­formed by the Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice in Greenville last week de­ter­mined Adam Mark­ert, 35, died from “mul­ti­ple sharp force in­juries,” a spokes­woman said Tues­day.

Cur­rituck Sher­iff Matt Be­ick­ert said his de­tec­tives be­lieve those in­juries were in­flicted by a knife re­cov­ered from Mark­ert’s res­i­dence. How­ever, they won’t know for sure un­til af­ter a com­plete au­topsy re­port is re­leased, which could take sev­eral weeks.

Mean­while, the man ac­cused of Mark­ert’s mur­der has been re­turned to Cur­rituck.

Be­ick­ert said Lu­cas Molesky, 25, ar­rived at the Cur­rituck De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity Tues­day af­ter­noon. Molesky was be­ing held in Ch­e­sa­peake, Vir­ginia, where he was ar­rested early Wed­nes­day, Dec. 5, fol­low­ing a sev­eral-hour stand­off with Ch­e­sa­peake po­lice.

Be­ick­ert said his de­tec­tives have in­ter­viewed Molesky but are not yet pre­pared to say what the mo­tive was for Mark­ert’s slay­ing.

He has con­firmed that Mark­ert was dat­ing Molesky’s mother and that all three lived in the home on Coin­jock Vil­lage Drive where Mark­ert’s body was found Tues­day night, Dec. 4, by a neigh­bor.

Charged with mur­der in Mark­ert’s slay­ing, Molesky is be­ing held with­out bond, Be­ick­ert said.

Molesky is due to make a first ap­pear­ance in Cur­rituck District Court to­day. It was not clear Tues­day if he has an at­tor­ney yet.

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