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Two Chapel Hill men charged in slaying of Siler City woman

Posted October 23, 2012
Updated October 24, 2012

— The Chatham County Sheriff's Office arrested two Chapel Hill men Tuesday afternoon in connection with the slaying of a Siler City woman.

The body of Daphne Forster, 38, was found Oct. 10 along Chicken Bridge Road in northern Chatham County. Her car, a blue 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, was found outside a Durham hotel early Monday.

Brian Keith Whitfield, 24, and Caleb Shaddie Wyland, 25, both of 3400 Carl Durham Road, were each charged with first-degree murder. Additional charges are expected.

Whitfield and Wyland are due in court Nov. 19.

Investigators have not released any information about how Forster died, a possible motive or whether she knew her accused killers. 


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  • The Soldier Oct 26, 2012

    If they are found guilty, I wish that they get the time the system see's fit. I will not judge them, it is not my place as a fellow child of this earth to. I do belive in the right for someones opion. I have been shot at blown up for it i have seaved in the military for six years and i have another six to go. My great Grandfather have mercy on them and there familys or both sides

  • JC62880 Oct 26, 2012

    @FREEBRIAN: I echo your sentiments. I also know him and his family personally. I see people on here say it must have been his upbringing and can tell you his family is some of the best people I have ever met. It definitely put a knot in my stomach when I read this story. You are not alone there are other people that feel the same way.

  • mthoodgirl Oct 25, 2012

    FREEBRIAN...He is charged with murder. He can have his day in court. Obviously the police have some sort of evidence or he wouldn't be sitting in jail right now. Daphne is the innocent one here.

  • wildwhitetiiger Oct 25, 2012

    excuse me, Brian is my ex, I know him very well and I know that he didn't do this. He's not a killer. So what if he's a white supremacist? HE IS NOT A KILLER! Free Brian!!!

  • FREEBRIAN Oct 25, 2012

    FYI, I know this man personally. Whether he's this or that has nothing to do with this story. Fact is, He's INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty.FREE BRIAN!

  • FREEBRIAN Oct 25, 2012

    Assumptions of guilt or innocence in crime stories, or advocacy for punishment of the accused. Remember, a charge is not a conviction and suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

  • FREEBRIAN Oct 25, 2012

    Well, Innocenttilprovenguilty took the words right out of my mouth! Until you fools are the ones that have the evidence in hand don't sit there and slap guilty across someone based on their tattoos or their past.It's sad a woman lost her life.Really is. But these men have family and friends who care about them aswell! So for anyone to sit there and talk disrespectfully based on a news article is pathetic and shows just how much ignorance is in this world. With that said,My prayers are with the forster family, aswell with the two mens families. FREE BRIAN!!!!!!

  • MelissaLogner Oct 25, 2012

    Never ceases to amaze me that uneducated fools would judge a man by a quote from a movie that he had posted on facebook. "I am here to do the devil's work" is a line from a Rob Zombie movie... wow. Please explain how evolution has left so many people judging people based on their skin, but still gives them the ability somewhat formulate a cohesive sentence. Thank you for showing the world that we have not progressed much past the early 1900s you dense disparaging bigot.
    Last I checked, we are all innocent until PROVEN guilty. Allow me to elucidate:
    Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.
    Stop crucifying everyone who doesn't fit into your narrow-minded, boxed-in perceptions of what a man should look like. Shame on you. My prayer go out to the Forster family & everyone effected by this tragedy.

  • judgemenot Oct 24, 2012

    Dan cooper you can never call me out. how much do you know about me.. nothing? oh, thats what i thought. i will have you know i have not broken a sweat at or do i care about anything you have to say on here. you name dropped like it was ok. i will carry on tomorrow. thanks for the laughs though.

    storcheim never once did i come on here to fight. i came on here to commend someone else on their observations. i dont know what you were reading. but again, thanks for the laughs today.

    Have a great day!

  • judgemenot Oct 24, 2012

    Crumps Br0ther did you become offended by that comment? if so, as I stated, it was not used to offend anyone. I was speaking on the people that had a problem with my comment. *shrugs*