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Second body found in Harnett County homicide investigation; 2 charged

Posted August 17

— A second body has been found as deputies investigate another death Thursday morning, according to Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats.

Two people were in custody Thursday after a man was found dead in the back yard of a Harnett County home.

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to 2028 Bailey Road in Coats at about 12:30 a.m. There they discovered the body of Marcus Lester Fisher, 39, of 1911 Friendly Road in Dunn, in the back yard.

The second body has not been identified, but it is believed to be a white female in her 20s or 30s.

Robin Chalmers Brown, 33, of 795 Brown Road in Lillington, and Michael Todd Denning, 37, of 2028 Bailey Road in Coats, were both charged with failure to report a death.

The bodies will be sent to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh to determine cause of death.

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