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Police believe missing Fayetteville teen is dead

Posted April 7, 2011

— A Fayetteville police spokesman said Thursday that authorities believe Fashaad Montez Lee, a 19-year-old Fayetteville Technical Community College student, last seen March 5 was killed.

Police are seeking several persons of interest in Lee's disappearance, said police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts.

His grandfather said Lee left his Westdale Drive home with a black man who called himself John who was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170 pounds and was wearing a bandanna on his head.

"He walked out to the car and disappeared," Lee Braggs said of his grandson.

MacRoberts said that, at the time of his disappearance, Lee was trying to end his connections to gangs. "And now these people came and knocked on his door, and we want to know what happened to him," MacRoberts said. "It's been a month, and at this point, we're pretty certain it's a homicide."

Anyone who might have seen Fashaad Lee or his companion is asked to call Detective James Walker at 910-237-9391 or Fayetteville Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • taijutsumaster Apr 15, 2011

    this is my lil brother, he was trying to turn his life around and ended his association with the gang 4 months before this happened...... @ cariannestanley , he wasnt even in the gang long and didnt have any information that could be rolled over to the police...think before you state false facts..

  • ccs1920 Apr 7, 2011

    Not even going to try and comment because WRAL will refuse to approve it. Political correctness is the enemy of the truth.

  • cariannestanley Apr 7, 2011

    shame he is gone, but I imagine if he was "ending his association with gangs," that wasn't meant to be, according to some other gang member. Too much information known by this guy that could be rolled over to the police. DONT GET MIXED UP WITH SILLY DANGEROUS GANGS!!!

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 7, 2011

    Awww, praying for those who loved him.

  • hollylama Apr 7, 2011

    So true Ann...sad but true

  • anneonymousone Apr 7, 2011

    Gangs are kind of like smoking cigarettes; it may appear to be an appealing idea at the time, but it's a lot harder to get out than it is to get in.

    I'm hoping this young man returns ---healthy and still committed to staying ouot of gang activities--- to his family.

  • sammyg Apr 7, 2011

    What a sad story and sad life...