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Clues slow to surface in woman's death

Posted November 19, 2013

Felicia Diggs Williams

— At a loss for leads in the Nov. 5 shooting death of a young mother, Cumberland County investigators went door to door Tuesday to see if neighbors know anything.

Felicia Williams Diggs, 34, was found shot in front of a home in the 3000 block of Paddlefish Drive. Neighbors said she lived  in the Taylors Creek Mobile Home Park, off U.S. Highway 301, with her twin sons and a daughter. All three children were inside the home at the time of her death.

Diggs' sister said the children have suffered many sleepless nights since her murder.

"They're not doing well at all, 'cause the first thing that comes to their mind is 'my mama never hurt anyone," Keosha Figueroa said.

Deputies distributed fliers last week asking anyone who may have seen suspicious people or vehicles in the area to come forward. So far, no one has.

On Tuesday, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office parked its command post nearby in hopes someone would stop by to volunteer information.

"When we have a homicide, we try to canvass to see if there's any other suspects, or if anybody saw anything, or if there are any other witnesses that are afraid to come to the sheriff's office to talk," Lt. Bobby Reyes said.

Investigators don't think Diggs' death was random.

She and two Fayetteville men, Deldrick Sanders, 22, and Larry Donnell Everette, 29, were indicted in Arkansas in March on cocaine distribution charges. She and Sanders were released on bail, while Everett was arrested Oct. 31 and booked into an Arkansas jail.

Detectives said they don't know whether the drug charges have anything to do with her death.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • stymieindurham Nov 19, 2013

    May they find him asap. She needs the justice.

    Those who deal in drugs, dish out their own justice.

  • stymieindurham Nov 19, 2013

    Am hoping they find the coward that shot this young mother.

    Sorry for the kids but, it doesn't sound like a coward did this. Sounds like it was probably "just business" from her past.

  • CharmedLife Nov 19, 2013

    This is just a sad story all together. Prayers for her family, especially her children. Hopefully they will be able to find peace.

  • candynails168 Nov 19, 2013

    Her past probably had something to do with it. Its simple the things you do and be involved with can put you at risk and harm. Its sad things happen to people. But its a reminder. That the things we do can put our children and ourselves in harms way. And if you are involved with certain things (that are not good) and people. Things are going to happen and it wont be good things.

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 2013

    likely because her drug running.

    There are certain mothers that do dangerous things that put their own children in danger. What is wrong with these mothers? Mostly they are with the wrong man in their life. Praying that they will find her killer soon.

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 2013

    Those that knows who did it is just as guilty as if they did it themselves.

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 2013

    Rest assure someone knows exactly what happen to this young lady. The murderer! May they find him asap. She needs the justice.

  • trafalgerfountain Nov 19, 2013

    No one will snitch.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Nov 19, 2013

    Three children now motherless, most likely because her drug running. What a shame!

    I pray they have other family to love and care for them. Thank God whomever killed her left them alone. Poor things!

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Nov 19, 2013

    Am hoping they find the coward that shot this young mother.