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Anonymous Tip Leads To Arrest of Murder Suspect

Posted June 18, 2001

— An anoymous tip has led police to a man wanted for the murder of an elderly Fayetteville woman.

Fayetteville investigators arrested Lester Tyler Webster, 41, at a home on Ridge Road in Cumberland County Sunday. Police say he was hiding in the garage.

Webster is accused of killing 72-year-old Teiko Johnson.

Investigators say Webster did yard work around Johnson's home.

Johnson's body was discovered by a co-worker last week, after she did not show up for work.

Webster faces several charges, including first degree murder.


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