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Two At-Large Men Charged With Murder

Posted October 8, 2004

— Durham police investigators have charged two men with murder in the March stabbing death of Darla Lee Corichi, 24. The two men - Shon Bagley, 27, of 308 Lynn Road and Allen Keith Craige, 24, of 4401 Emerald Forest Drive - are not in custody at this time.

Corichi's body was found around 9:40 a.m. on March 9 on the railroad tracks behind Durham Warehouse Co. at 706 Ellis Road. She had been stabbed more than 70 times. Investigators believe the suspects intentionally left her body on the train tracks in hopes that a train would hit her and destroy evidence of the homicide.

Investigators also believe that Corichi was attacked inside a green Mazda MPV van, which was firebombed in another attempt to obliterate evidence Wednesday evening near Ferrell and Carpenter roads in eastern Durham County. Durham police investigators are working with officers from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in that case.

Investigators said Craige, who goes by the nickname "Murder," frequents Emerald Forest Drive, Chattahoochee Street in Morrisville and the 1100 block of Merrick Street in Durham. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 145 pounds. He may be driving a black Nissan Altima.

Bagley, who is described as a black male, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 150 pounds, frequents the 300 block of Lynn Road, the 1100 block of East Geer Street and several areas in Chapel Hill. Both men should be considered armed, unpredictable and extremely dangerous. The Durham Police Department is working with the U.S. Marshal's Service to apprehend both men.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call Durham Police Investigator A.H. Holland Jr. at 560-4440, ext. 237, Durham Police Sgt. B.P. Hallan at 560-4440, ext. 233 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony crimes. Callers never have to identify themselves.

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