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Body found at Raeford motel

Posted January 19, 2015

A man's body was found Jan. 19, 2015, in a room at the Raeford Inn, at 8290 Fayetteville Road, in Raeford, Hoke County authorities said.
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— Hoke County authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday at a Raeford motel.

The body was in a room at the Raeford Inn, at 8290 Fayetteville Road, at about 9:20 a.m., Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said.

The man was identified as 58-year-old Jakir Mohammad Sheikh, but authorities haven't determined the cause of death. Peterkin said Sheikh had been reported missing on Friday.

The sheriff said there appeared to be signs of a struggle in the room, and Sheikh's car was missing. The car was described as a 2003 beige or gold four-door Dodge Stratus with Illinois license plate P684847.

"(He was) face down on the floor. Definitely sign of a struggle (and) ... blood," he said. "So, we were able to immediately know that we had a homicide."

Anyone who has seen the car or has any information about the case is asked to call the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at 910-875-5111.

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  • Jump1 Jan 20, 2015

    "(He was) face down on the floor. Definitely sign of a struggle (and) ... blood," he said. "So, we were able to immediately know that we had a homicide." WOW what great police work, watching a lot of CSI...but that's Hoke sheriffs dept.