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Goldsboro family looking for answers in 17-year-old murder case

Posted October 26, 2013

— It’s been nearly 17 years since a Eastern Wayne High School student was found stabbed to death in a Lenoir County field. His murderer still on the loose.

On the morning of April 4th, 1996 a Lenoir County farmer found the body of 17-year-old Jared Graybeal lying in a field between Kinston and La Grange, just off Highway 70.

With no arrests made in the case, members of the Graybeal family have started a Facebook page to share thoughts and memories of their son. 

Jared Graybeal, Goldsboro cold case homicide 17-year-old found stabbed to death, family seeks answers

"You have to wait on God's time, some people don't want to do that. They would be bombarding the police department, but I always knew they were doing all they could," said Jared's father, John Graybeal. 

Graybeal's death received national attention and was featured on the website, Fallen Wall. There, it drew the attention of New York private investigator and Goldsboro native, Suzanne Adams. 

"[Adams] told me they were doing a lot of work," said Linda Graybeal, Jared's mother.

A lot of work, but it did not produce an arrest. 

Graybeal was last seen in a white car, in the parking lot of the former Café Edelweiss, located on North Berkley Boulevard near New Hope Road. 

Anyone with information on the murder of 17-year-old Jared Graybeal is asked to call NC Wanted at 1-866-439-2683.






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  • AMazeder Oct 28, 2013

    It's been nearly 18 years, right?