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Durham man sought in death of man pulled from pond

Posted January 22, 2015

Andrew Koko Scheper, charged with the murder of Trinity James Wilkins. Wilkins decapitated body was found in the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve, between East Club Boulevard and Interstate 85.
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— Police were searching Thursday for a Durham man in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a local pond Monday.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Andrew Koko Scheper, 30, on a charge of murder, police said.

Volunteers participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project discovered the body of Trinity James Wilkins in the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve, between East Club Boulevard and Interstate 85, after noticing something wrapped in a blanket in the water.

The cause of death hasn't been released.

Wilkins, 38, also known as Trinity Smith, has been missing since Nov. 24.

Police said Scheper and Wilkins knew each other and that the killing wasn't random.

Anyone with information on Scheper’s whereabouts is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29325, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • findoutthefacts Jan 23, 2015

    "It's funny how it's a white crminal and no one has anything to say. If it was a black male these comments would be overloaded"

    Yes but you also don't see us rioting, looting and marching to support him just cause he's white, do you?

  • readyforgodswilltobedone Jan 22, 2015

    It's funny how it's a white crminal and no one has anything to say. If it was a black male these comments would be overloaded

  • Dennis Strickland Jan 22, 2015
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    Maybe where you are from in NC, where I am from in NC you are taught about good dental care.

  • Obama-in-2016 Jan 22, 2015

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    In NC you are only required to have one toof.

  • Obamacare for you and I Jan 22, 2015

    30 and he's already lost most of his teeth.