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Pair sought in death of burned Fayetteville man found, charged with murder

Posted June 25, 2015
Updated June 26, 2015

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— The pair charged with murder in the death of a man whose body was dumped, then set on fire Tuesday night near Fayetteville was ordered held without bond Friday afternoon during a court appearance at the Cumberland County Detention Center.

After two days on the run, Justin Quick, 20, of the 5400 block of Gilchrest Sands Drive in Hope Mills, and Misty Dawn Burns, 24, of the 500 block of Braxton Boulevard in Fayetteville, were apprehended at a Carolina Beach motel Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Quick and Burns were using credit cards belonging to William Ted Foster, 49, of Paddlefish Road in Fayetteville, which is how investigators tracked them down, authorities said. Burns lived with Foster, said investigators, who did not elaborate on their relationship.

The pair were also believed to be traveling in Foster’s vehicle, a 2001 silver Chrysler 300. The vehicle was found at the Buccaneer Motel on Cape Fear Boulevard in Carolina Beach.

"Carolina Beach officers along with members of the FBI Task Force maintained surveillance throughout the day as Quick and Foster were observed going into and remaining in a room they rented at the Buccaneer Motel," the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

A couple driving along Production Drive called 911 to report what they thought was a brush fire in the 900 block of Tom Starling Road. Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze, which was behind a storage building, extinguished the flames and realized there was a body, authorities said.

Neighbors reported seeing Quick and Burns coming in and out of Foster's home, authorities said.

An autopsy to determine Foster’s cause of death is pending.


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  • Bobby Caudle Jun 26, 2015
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    Life as they knew it is over, that's for sure

  • Madison Williams Jun 25, 2015
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    Evil? Stupid? Or both?