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