Child’s name incorrect

September 21, 2013

The name of the 11-year-old child found dead in her Hairr Lane home near Salemburg Sept. 6 was incorrect in a story published in Friday’s Sampson Independent. The child’s name is McKenzie Sessoms. Officers inadvertently provided the wrong last name in initial reports.

Detectives are now calling the death a homicide. Anyone having information surrounding the homicide is strongly encouraged to contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-592-4141.

The Independent regrets the error.