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Durham police make arrest in 2000 murder

Posted April 20, 2012
Updated April 21, 2012

— Durham police arrested a man Friday in the June 2000 murder of his sister-in-law.

Firefighters found the burned body of Vivian Moore Leak, 47, on June 20, 2000, inside a garage that belonged to her estranged husband, Johnny Leak, at 5 Lullwater Court. 

The man they arrested, Clayton Leak, 64, of Pickwick Trail, is the brother of that garage owner.

Police did not explain how, after 12 years, they linked Clayton Leak to the woman's death.

Authorities are still asking anyone with additional information about the case to call them at 919-560-4440 ext. 29337 or to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • carlostheass Apr 23, 2012

    I agree, JPE.

  • JPE Apr 20, 2012

    Better late than never.