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Autopsy: Missing Fayetteville woman beaten to death

Posted October 21, 2011

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— A Fayetteville woman whose remains were found in Robeson County in August was beaten to death, according to an autopsy report released Friday.

Erica Cherie Gainey, 24, was was last seen June 28 leaving her home with Terry Dale Robinson Jr., police said. Investigators said Robinson was driving Gainey's Hyundai Elantra when he was spotted buying bleach and mothballs at a Family Dollar store in Harrells about seven hours later.

Gainey's dismembered remains were found Aug. 9 inside a duffel bag in an SUV parked near Saint Pauls.

An autopsy found that Gainey suffered multiple skull fractures, broken teeth and three broken fingers on her left hand.

Robinson, 44, of Fayetteville, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the case.

A man who said he was friends with Robinson told WRAL News that Robinson approached him and asked him to help dispose of the remains. The man said Robinson told him that he had initially buried the remains but got scared and planned to move them.

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  • Commen Oct 21, 2011

    More wasted lives.

  • brendalove Oct 21, 2011

    YOUNG LADIES BE VERY CAREFUL IN THE MEN YOU CHOOSE TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE. THERE ARE SOME VERY DANGEROUS MEN IN THIS WORLD. BE CAREFUL AND SAFE.

    Even us old ladies have to be careful.

  • wildcat Oct 21, 2011

    let's reinstitute the death penalty

    Taking a life will never solve anything. LIFE IN PRISON AND NO PAROLE. YOU COULD ALSO PUT AN INNOCENT PERSON TO DEATH AND THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD.

  • Wendellcatlover Oct 21, 2011

    I feel so sorry for this poor girl and her daughter and the rest of the family. This happens all too often, I'm afraid. What kind of "man" beats someone they supposedly care for to death??? No man I know would ever hurt someone they love... only a selfish, narcissistic (sp?) individual could do this. I only wish he could be given the same treatment. Come on NC...let's reinstitute the death penalty and actually teach criminals a lesson and give them something to fear if they decide to persist in a life of crime and violence! Even a child learns they can do what they want when there is no punishment!!!

  • wildcat Oct 21, 2011

    YOUNG LADIES BE VERY CAREFUL IN THE MEN YOU CHOOSE TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE. THERE ARE SOME VERY DANGEROUS MEN IN THIS WORLD. BE CAREFUL AND SAFE.

  • wildcat Oct 21, 2011

    dismembered remains

    How so horrible. He beat her to death and then dismembered her body. I sure hope and pray that the judge and jury give this nothing but life in prison and no parole. May he get his justice in prison. The inmates will be delighted to meet him.

    My condolences to the family in the loss of their daughter, sister, (mother if she had children) cousin and family. Remember God continue to be with all of you in this tragedy. May God bring all of you peace and joy in the days ahead. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot remove. Keep her memories for they are so precious. Talk about her wheneven you like, yes you will shed a tear, but always remember her and the good times and not the tragedy. God bless you all.