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Fayetteville woman's family mourns after alleged killer's arrest

Posted May 25, 2012
Updated May 26, 2012

— Frederick Smith learned Friday afternoon that Fayetteville police had made an arrest in the death of his daughter.

Denika Jones, 26, was missing for more than a week when a man walking through some woods off Gregory Street on Wednesday afternoon found her remains. Her boyfriend, Tommy Loren Webb, 35, was found shot to death on May 15 inside his home on Gardenia Avenue.

The man arrested Friday, Danny Lee Jones Jr., 27, of Dandridge Drive, was charged with the murder of both, and one count of first-degree kidnapping. Police said was in federal custody for a probation violation when the new charges were added.

Danny Jones isn't related to Denika Jones, her family said.

Smith could not imagine what led to the crime. "She was a real loving person," he said. "She smiled, made friends everywhere. All the kids in the neighborhood loved her. She wouldn't harm a flea."


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  • affirmativediversity May 25, 2012

    I'm sure Mr. Webb's and Ms. Jones' family will take heart in the fact that the "alleged" murderer of their loved ones will be tried in Orlando Hudson's judicial district...so the racial sensibilities of their loved ones murderer will be a priority for the court (more important actually than the administration of justice for the crime of murdering either victim).

    GOOD JOB Judge Hudson!

  • kampercam May 25, 2012

    Wonder if he had anything to do with the couch burning. I'm speculating he did.

  • Just the facts mam May 25, 2012

    What a surprise...