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Governor offers reward in missing cab driver case

Posted July 30, 2008

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— Gov. Mike Easley announced a reward Wednesday in the search for a missing Cumberland County cab driver.

William James Simon, 61, of 1598 Gillespie St. in Fayetteville, was reported missing on March 21.

A $5,000 reward for information that helps solve Simon's disappearance is being offered. The sheriff's office considers the case a homicide.

Simon's vehicle was found near a radio tower off Rosser Street in Spring Lake. He was running fares from nightclubs along Bragg Boulevard when he was last seen.

A photograph of Simon’s red, Ford Crown Victoria was released to the media in hopes someone may have seen it. The vehicle had the L&M Taxi Service logo on the driver- and passenger-side doors.

Simon is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has balding, gray hair and wears glasses at times.

Anyone with information about Simon is urged to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • iron fist Jul 31, 2008

    What took him so long? This should have been done months ago,

  • garnertoy Jul 31, 2008

    i would not drive a cab at all

  • Mom of two Jul 31, 2008

    I would not drive a cab on Bragg Blvd at night. I hope they find him.

  • Adelinthe Jul 31, 2008

    What a mystery! Praying for the old fella and his loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB