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Investigators Back at Murder Suspect's Home

Posted February 6, 2008
Updated April 14, 2008

— Investigators on Wednesday were back at the house of a man charged in the death of a North Carolina Central University student.

But they would not say what they were looking for at Robert Lee Adams Reaves' home at 19 Birchcrest Court in Durham. Police had the house under surveillance on Friday before they arrested him.

Reaves, 43, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in death of Latrese Matral Curtis, 21. Motorists traveling along Interstate 540 in Wake County last Wednesday found her body on an embankment near the Louisburg Road exit.

An autopsy showed Curtis died from puncture wounds caused by a sharp object.

Authorities said Curtis knew Reaves, but they have not said in what capacity and have not offered a motive for the crime.

Family members, including Curtis' husband, Darin Curtis, have said they do not know Reaves.

"(I) never heard of him, never seen him before," Curtin said Monday after his wife's funeral.

Darin Curtis, meanwhile, was seen at the Wake County Public Safety Center Wednesday morning. He briefly met with investigators.

He told WRAL News he still does not know the connection between his wife and Reaves.


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  • Concerned Feb 7, 2008

    That young girl did not deserve to die horrendously. I hope they put this "WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING" pevert away for good.

  • tab580642 Feb 6, 2008

    let's just make an honest assessment & reach a reasonable assumption. She didn't tell her husband about this gentleman because she was "hiding" something from him. I think their was some "hanky-panky" going on between the 2. Others here didn't want to say that, but it is what it is. I'm sure the husband is thinking the same!

  • sunflowerbubbles Feb 6, 2008

    Does the husband really not know who this man is? Does he really not know how his wife knew this man? Sad that she was killed...hope justice gets served!

  • hooligan Feb 6, 2008

    I think this is a case of "OPP"

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 6, 2008

    I know it is bothering the husband in why his wife was murdered and how did she know of this man when he had never heard of him. Apparently, she must have knew him or he kidnapped her. I remember when they found her car, it was a little ways down the highway from her. Whats with that? How did she get out of her car? Who was driving her car? Many questions to be answered.

  • computer trainer Feb 6, 2008

    Kind of sad that the husband does not know how she knew this man. It must be bothering him.

  • iron fist Feb 6, 2008

    Nothing new in article, nothing unusual about police going back to a supects home

  • wakemom Feb 6, 2008