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Relatives find body of missing Fayetteville motorcyclist

Posted February 20

— 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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  • MitziGaynor Feb 20, 12:03 p.m.

    That's just so sad. RIP sir.

    Motorcycles time is here. Remember LOOK TWICE.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Feb 20, 12:29 p.m.

    Awww, prayers for his loved ones.

    The cops didn't see his body there???

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Feb 20, 12:30 p.m.

    That's just so sad. RIP sir.

    Motorcycles time is here. Remember LOOK TWICE.

    — Posted by MitziGaynor

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    Mitzi Gaynor, now there's a name from the past, the name of a beautiful lady.

  • wenfromwake Feb 20, 12:40 p.m.

    So sad. So sorry for this family's loss.

  • Granny Feb 20, 1:00 p.m.

    So sad. praying for the family.

  • scubagirl2 Feb 20, 1:13 p.m.

    So sad, and even sadder the sister found his body. Condolences to all....

  • colinmb123us Feb 20, 1:14 p.m.

    Awww, prayers for his loved ones.

    The cops didn't see his body there???

    — Posted by DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves

    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.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Feb 20, 1:19 p.m.

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

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 20, 1:19 p.m.

    Awww, prayers for his loved ones.

    The cops didn't see his body there???

    — Posted by DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves

    Do they normally have cops out looking through bushes for missing people? It was a missing perso... View More

    — Posted by colinmb123us

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

  • evadbbat Feb 20, 1:25 p.m.

    Such a shame.

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