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Chatham Sheriff's Office identifies man found beaten near Jordan Lake

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2005

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The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was found naked and severely beaten near Jordan Lake Wednesday morning.

After publicizing photos of a "Boss Hog" tattoo across the victim's back, investigators received unconfirmed information Thursday night that the victim was Martin Kyle Taylor-Brown of Augusta, Ga.

Brown, 19, had been living with his mother, Kim Taylor-Brown in Winston-Salem. His father is Marty Brown of Durham.

Both parents identified him about 4:30 p.m. Friday, at UNC Hospitals, where Taylor-Brown remains in critical condition.

Taylor-Brown was found unconscious early Wednesday morning near Jordan Lake in northern Chatham. He was unrecognizable, and authorities at first were not sure whether he had been beaten or run over by a vehicle. He has been unable to speak.

Deputies obtained inked impressions of Taylor-Brown's fingerprints at the hospital and ran them through the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System Thursday. The prints were verified Friday morning and attempts were made at that time to find his parents.

Investigators are pressing their effort to find suspects in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 542-2911.

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