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Woman, man charged with murder after woman found dead in Winston-Salem home

Police were called to check on Michele Lowder when she didn’t show up to work.
Credit: Winston-Salem Police Department
Alexis Knox, Tyree Mosby were charged with murder, kidnapping and burglary after Michele Lowder was found dead in her Winston-Salem home and her car was stolen on Sept. 27, 2021.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man and woman are charged in the death of a Winston-Salem woman.

Michele Ruth Lowder, 45, was found dead Monday in her home in the 200 block of Tipperary Lane.

Police were called to check on her when she didn’t report to work.

Investigators found that Lowder’s car had been stolen from her home. Winston-Salem SWAT found the car with Tyree Lashauna Mosby, 18, in it. He was caught after getting out of the car and running from the officers, police said.  

Investigators learned Mosby was on the run from Pennsylvania, where he is wanted for attempted murder.

Further investigation led authorities Alexis Olacia Knox, 19, who was at a hotel. Police said Knox was identified as an acquaintance of Mosby and cooperated with investigators.

Forsyth County District Attorney, Jim O’Neill, charged Mosby and Knox with murder, kidnapping and burglary.

Anyone with any information about Lowder’s death is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700, Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800, or En Espanol 336-728-3904.

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