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Man found dead under Winston-Salem bridge Friday, police say

Man found dead under Winston-Salem bridge Friday, police say


Authorities found the body Friday afternoon of a Winston-Salem man who was apparently stabbed to death.

Robert Milton Campbell Jr., 60, who has no permanent address, was pronounced dead at the scene, Winston-Salem police said.

Campbell’s body was underneath the Salem Parkway bridge near the 100 block of Eden Terrace Street.

Police received an emergency call at 2:40 p.m. about an unconscious man in the area of Cloverdale Avenue and Eden Terrace Street, police said. Emergency medical technicians found Campbell with apparent stab wounds, police said.

A resident in the area flagged down a Forsyth County EMS unit, police Lt. Gregory Dorn said.

“We are in the early process of this investigation,” Dorn said.

Campbell was found underneath the Salem Parkway bridge in an open area near George’s Grecian Corner Restaurant at 101 Eden Terrace St. and the sprawling complex of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Officers and detectives checked for clues at the scene. Police temporarily blocked a section of Eden Terrace Street Friday afternoon.

Angelo Ballas, the restaurant’s owner, said he and his employees knew Campbell.

Campbell’s death was sad and shocking, Ballas said.

“Generally, he was one of the nicest guys around,” Ballas said. “He kept an eye on things around here.”

Campbell’s death is the city’s 21st homicide this year, as compared to 19 homicides for the same period in 2019, police said.

Police are asking anyone who saw any suspicious activity Friday afternoon in the area to call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County also is on Facebook.



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