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Garner Store Clerk Killed; Suspects Sought

Posted June 17, 2000

— Wake County authorities are investigating a murder, and they are asking for the public's help.

A female clerk at Ray's Grocery Store on White Oak Road in Garner was shot in the head Saturday night during a robbery attempt.

Friends and neighbors identified the victim as Colleen Blackburn. A customer discovered her body behind the store's counter.

Investigators believe the murder happened just before 9 p.m.

The suspects are said to be in their mid-20s. One of the suspects was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and baggy brown pants. No other descriptions were made available.

The get-away vehicle is described as a light-blue, mid-1980s Oldsmobile with part of its rear bumper missing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at856-6911.

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