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Missing Winston-Salem woman found dead inside her home, person of interest killed in deputy-involved shooting

Toni Renee Handy was last seen at her job on March 20, at the Murphy Express gas station on Oxford Station Way in Winston-Salem.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department said a woman who was reported missing has now been found dead.

Toni Renee Handy was last seen at her job on March 20, at the Murphy Express gas station on Oxford Station Way in Winston-Salem.

On March 23, police began a missing person investigation related to her disappearance.

They executed a search warrant at her home on Kimball Lane in Winston-Salem. That’s where they discovered her body inside the house.

The Winston-Salem Police Department said the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office encountered Christopher Joel Mock in Clemmons in a deputy-involved shooting. He was named as a person of interest in Handy's disappearance.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday they attempted to stop Mock who was driving a burgundy Dodge truck matching the description of the vehicle wanted in Handy's disappearance. Mock refused to stop and attempted to drive away, FSCO officials said.

RELATED: Forsyth County deputies involved in shooting related to missing person investigation

Deputies said four civilian vehicles were damaged in the chase which started on Clemmons Road near Hampton Road. The pursuit ended with a Mock who was shot by deputies.  He was taken into surgery, officials said. Law enforcement recovered a firearm at the scene of the incident. Mock has since died. 

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