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Man found dead in Fayetteville apartment

Posted August 3, 2010

— Apartment dwellers on Jefferey Drive in Fayetteville were startled to wake to the site of police tape and forensics crews at the home of a neighbor.

"Nothing ever happens over here, so I'm shocked about it," said Tory Searight.

Police said a friend found Jeremy Michael Dixon, 21, dead in Apartment B at 6539 Jefferey Drive just before midnight.

"You see this stuff on TV, but you don't think it's gonna be this close to home, so it's kind of disturbing," said David Rupart.

Neither Searight nor Rupart said he knew Dixon very well.

"He had friends," Searight said. "But I'm to myself, he's to himself, so ..."

The friend was checking on Dixon after he failed to show up for work Monday, police spokesman Dan Grubb said.

Police did not offer any information about how Dixon died or who might have killed him.


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  • Gg1979 Aug 5, 2010

    I’ve read this article and the comments. I’ve also read other comments were people have said that this is a bad side of town or not in our neighborhoods! But need I remind you “West Park Dr, Fayetteville” this is a great neighborhood, Wellington, FL, Maryland, etc The point of this is DEATH, MURDER, SUCIDE, ROBBERY etc has NO BOUNDARIES, race, money, nationally etc! What is it you believe a certain part of town deserves a certain standard of living or people deserve what happens to them? If you have not had to live on the other side or bad side as you put it live long enough! I can say this because I worked every day was in the military and then I worked for the Government and had to live in a less desire able area or a place that went by your income. Think before you write and become so judge mental.
    My Prayers are for this young man’s family and all victims of crimes.

  • gqueone Aug 4, 2010

    My prayers to Jeremy and his family. I have known this young man and his family since he was 9 yrs old. He left the state of Maryland a few years ago, after high to school to try a different area. He is from a well maintained home and family oriented environment. His family is truly hurt and shocked. He enjoyed and was very savvy at computers. Jeremy you will be truly missed!

  • justafella Aug 3, 2010

    Prayers for the family of Mr. Dixon.

  • opinion2010 Aug 3, 2010

    Gandalla- This isn't the best part of town but it's not the worse either just like stated previously there are some bad people but that true of all areas, even in gated communites.

    However, using that site doesn't really justify your comment about it being a bad area... search other areas of Fayetteville and you get the same result as you do for this area. Fayetteville in general has a high crime rate. While there are neighborhoods that are really bad (Murchison area, Bonnie Doone)... I wouldn't consider this to be a sterotypical bad neighborhood.

  • Winston Aug 3, 2010

    "apparently living in the wrong part of town makes it okay for you to be murdered." charmainenicole

    It's not ok, but crime is high in the bad areas of towns. So, being the rocket scientist I am, I avoid bad parts of towns.

  • Contort Cloud Aug 3, 2010

    I live not too far from here... its not a bad area its just some of the people are bad, and just happened to be in our area when something went down.

  • gandalla Aug 3, 2010

    I used to live in fayetteville and yes this is a very bad part of town. But of course you wont believe me so here is the crime map data from a 1 mile radius of the address where the murder took place


  • iworkandpaytaxes Aug 3, 2010

    I don't think this story is even noteworthy. It has no substance. People die all over the U.S. everyday. Let's try re-writing this when you find something out! Also, that area of Fayetteville is dangerous. It's full of crackheads, drug dealers, and criminals. Should we be shocked that someone is dead there? No. He may have been a decent individual but he was obviously living in the wrong part of town!
    August 3, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    Bigot. Crackheads, drug dealers, and criminals are everywhere. Even in the upscale communities. Biggest crackheads I know are actually wealthy people. Get out more and turn off your brainwashing TV. Rich people can afford drugs and what they need to avoid police. Plus, being wealthy takes them away from the stereotype cough cough that YOU used. Get out more. See Hollywood for references.

  • charmainenicole Aug 3, 2010

    thx so much Pippy999! that is not a bad area. apparently living in the wrong part of town makes it okay for you to be murdered.

  • whatselph84 Aug 3, 2010

    i think they print stories like this in hopes that someone knows something because there fustrated that the mans already been dead 24hrs and they dont know anything