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Relatives find body of missing Fayetteville motorcyclist

Posted February 20, 2014

— 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.


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  • Kelly Birdsall Feb 20, 2014
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    wow! Way to have compassion!

  • SeaDog Feb 20, 2014

    Very sad. RIP fellow rider.

  • tigresspen Feb 20, 2014

    Sincere condolences for his family.

  • scvmcdoc Feb 20, 2014

    Ride In Peace with the Angels........Prayers to his family and his Brothers.

  • evadbbat Feb 20, 2014

    Such a shame.

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 20, 2014

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    Why not? It's not like they're busy catching criminals in Fayetteville.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Feb 20, 2014

    Deepest Sympathy for the family and friends of this young man.

  • Mike Berthold Feb 20, 2014
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    Do they normally have cops out looking through bushes for missing people? It was a missing persons report, not an accident report. I guess every time someone is reported missing we should have the police drop everything and start looking along every road in the US to see if they are in the bushes.

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 20, 2014
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    So sad, and even sadder the sister found his body. Condolences to all....

  • Granny Feb 20, 2014

    So sad. praying for the family.