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Fayetteville man killed; missing girlfriend 'may be in danger'

Posted May 17, 2012

— Fayetteville police are searching for a missing 26-year-old woman whose 35-year-old boyfriend was found shot to death two days ago. The woman "may be in danger," police said Thursday.

Denika Lashalle Jones lived with Tommy Loren Webb at 1722 Gardenia Ave., where he was found dead Tuesday afternoon. The next day, someone deliberately set fire to a couch inside the house, police said. It's unclear if the fire is related to Webb's death.

Jones has not been seen since her boyfriend was found dead. When asked if she is a suspect, police would only say that the case is in the early stage of the investigation and that they want to find her and make sure she is OK.

Jones is 5-foot-4, 155 pounds, with short, black hair, brown eyes and a mole on her left cheek.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call police at 910-433-1421 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • kampercam May 18, 3:31 p.m.

    About the fire of the couch the following day of the death.

    They aren't sure if it's related or not because it's Fayetteville, an area where it's not unlikely for someone committing crime to be a victim of another crime. It's really that bad.

  • killing_me_softly May 18, 2:15 p.m.

    Denika Lashalle Jones lived with Tommy Loren Webb at 1722 Gardenia Ave., where he was found dead Tuesday afternoon. The next day, someone deliberately set fire to a couch inside the house, police said. It's unclear if the fire is related to Webb's death.

    This statement makes no sense to me. If he was found dead a day before the fire, and the fire was set the day after he was found dead, how can the fire have anything to do with his death? Perhaps, I have just had a long day....

  • fayncmike May 18, 12:48 p.m.

    "Fayetteville man killed; missing girlfriend 'may be armed and dangerous'

    Fixed the headline
    kampercam"

    You need too fix your attitude toward other races.

  • beaulahjackson4 May 18, 9:50 a.m.

    Fayetteville is out of control!
    danyelle732
    Has been for years. We just have much more media coverage in this day & age. When I was a child I would hear a lot of adults refer to Fayetteville as Fayette-Nam 30 plus years ago.
    And I guess whoever set fire to the couch the day after just cut the police tape and went in? If the girlfriend was missing, it would seem logical to keep a watchful eye on the crime seen for at least 48 hours to see if she came back or whoever did it returned......hmmmmmm I guess no one ever returns to the scene of the crime?

  • piene2 May 18, 8:42 a.m.

    "The photo of the girl looks like a mugshot.
    kellypsnll"

    You would not think so if she was white, would you?

  • dwr1964 May 17, 4:47 p.m.

    I swear if things keep going like they are, Fayettevills will become the #1 city for murders per capita. That's really a sad thought, especially there being a military base in town. It just seems like almost every day there is at least 1 murder or at least 1 person dissapearing. Gary, Indiana held this distinction for many years but it looks like times are a changing.

  • mpnkosovo May 17, 4:23 p.m.

    sounds like she did it

  • kellypsnll May 17, 2:38 p.m.

    The photo of the girl looks like a mugshot. Not saying she did it, but if she did, there may have been many things that led up to the murder. She may have been a victim of domestic abuse. Maybe once they find her, many questions will be answered.

  • kampercam May 17, 2:18 p.m.

    Just another day in Fayetteville.

  • lovethemoment May 17, 2:14 p.m.

    something tells me the girlfriend may have something to do with it..I may be wrong but it sounds awful fishy

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