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Wahpeton police release name of man who died of injuries from 'violent domestic incident'

Preliminary autopsy results have been released, but the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

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WAHPETON, N.D. — Authorities have identified a 54-year-old man who died after what police described as a “ violent domestic incident ” on Nov. 23 in Wahpeton.

A preliminary autopsy report indicates that the man, Charles Roy Cox, died as a result of his injuries, and his cause of death was blood loss from multiple sharp force injuries, according to the Wahpeton Police Department.

Investigators are still determining the manner of his death, and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Law enforcement responded at about 8:20 a.m. Nov. 23 to the 400 block of Eighth Street North in Wahpeton to a report of a man assaulting a woman, according to police.

Both the man and woman were found with serious injuries and medics took them from the scene in separate ambulances.

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Cox died in St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge, Minnesota. The woman was flown to a Fargo hospital where she received treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

Wahpeton police said no additional information regarding the woman’s condition will be released. She has requested privacy protection under the provisions of Marcy’s Law, police said.

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