Arrest Made in Connection with Body Found in Car Trunk
Posted October 15, 1996
FAYETTEVILLE — Cumberland County detectives have made a arrest in connection with the murder of a man whose badly decomposed body was found in the trunk of a car.
Investigators charged 31-year-old Donnie Elton Smith of Fayetteville with the first degree murder of Dealon Simmons.
Simmons body was discovered earlier this month in a field off Hope Mills Road.
Deputies have not said what may have prompted the killing.