Updated 3:40 p.m.

The two men whose skeletal remains were found at a Clemmons house two weeks ago were shot to death, Chief Deputy Brad Stanley of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said today.

On Oct. 5, Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies found the skeletal remains of two men, later identified as Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch. Both men were reported missing in 2009. The remains were found in the backyard of 2749 Knob Hill Drive. Pazuzu Algarad and Amber Burch, who lived at the house, each were charged with one count of murder and accessory after the fact to murder.

According to arrest warrants, Algarad is accused of killing Wetzler in July 2009 and Burch is alleged to have helped Algarad bury the body. Then, in October 2009, Burch is alleged to have killed Welch and Algarad is alleged to have helped her with the burial, according to the arrest warrants.

A third person, Krystal Matlock, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder. She is alleged to have helped bury Wetzler, according to the arrest warrants.

Stanley declined to provide any further details, including how many times the two men had been shot, where they had been shot and whether investigators had seized the gun or guns used to kill the two men.

Stanley said investigators planned to release the house back to Algarad’s mother, who is listed as the owner. However, Forsyth County officials have determined that the house is unfit for human habitation. The house was filled with debris and mold and had animal feces throughout, according to Dan Kornelus, the director of Forsyth County’s department of housing and community development.

Algarad, Burch and Matlock are scheduled to appear Thursday in Forsyth District Court.


Staff Reports

WINSTON-SALEM — The men found buried in a Clemmons yard had died of gunshot wounds, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Investigators found the skeletal remains of Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch in shallow graves at 2749 Knob Hill Drive on Oct. 5.

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested three people in connection with the deaths: Pazuzu Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, each face charges of first-degree murder and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder; and Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, has been charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

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