Relatives find body of missing Fayetteville motorcyclist
Posted February 20
Fayetteville, N.C. — Worried relatives searching for a Fayetteville man who never came home Tuesday discovered his body along Raeford Road on Thursday morning.
Maninkie Ray, 40, was returning home from a nightclub when his motorcycle apparently ran off the road. His sister, Angela Cole, found his body about 8 a.m. in the brush, near the intersection of Raeford and Rush roads, and called authorities.
Fayetteville police said they determined Ray was driving east on Raeford Road, crossed the oncoming lane, left the road and crashed into the wood line. His body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Cole said her brother had called his girlfriend Tuesday night to say he was on his way home and asked her to warm up his food. He never made it, and relatives filed a missing person report with Fayetteville police Wednesday.
"She didn't call me until yesterday and said, 'Your brother's missing, have you seen him?'" Cole said.
Cole said relatives decided to search for him along the routes they thought he would have driven home.
She said Ray was a father and experienced motorcycle driver. He was a member of the Immortal Wolves motorcycle club.