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NC Wanted: Sampson County family reminded of daughter's death during holiday season

Posted December 26, 2015

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— The holidays will never be the same for a family in Sampson County.

Beverly Honeycutt was murdered eight years ago and police have yet to make an arrest in the case.

Honeycutt was found murdered on her front doorstep on Dec. 27, 2007, two days after her favorite holiday.

“It’s been a living hell,” said Honeycutt’s mother, Susie Stone. “There’s no other way to put it.”

Stone said celebrating Christmas has been agonizing without her daughter.

“Christmas was her favorite time of the year,” Stone said. “She make Christmas for everybody.”

It was around 11 p.m. on Mathis Road, near Clayton, when Stone arrived home to find Honeycutt had been shot in the head.

“There’s no way to describe with it did to me when I saw her laying there,” Stone said.

Honeycutt’s death the second recent tragedy for the family. Three weeks earlier, her fiancé was killed in a car crash. It was almost too much for her family to bear.

“We’ve been interviewing family members, friends co-workers; we’ve done neighborhood canvassing in the area in which she lived,” Capt. Eric Pope said.

Anyone with information about the unsolved murder of Honeycutt is asked to call the NC Wanted hotline at 1-866-439-2683.

“I hope it’s eating you up right now, because you need to think of these two children that are left without their mother,” Stone said.

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