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Spring Lake man died from gunshot

Posted January 31, 2011

— A Spring Lake man whose burned body was found in a wooded area off Alex Ryan Lane in November died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to an autopsy report released by the State Medical Examiner's Office on Monday.

The remains of Jeffrey Thomas Lynn, 35, were found about 5 miles from his home.

Two men have been charged in Lynn's death.

Stevie Eric Ryan Jr., 19, of 234 Meadowcroft Drive in Fayetteville, is charged with first-degree murder, concealing or failing to report a death and two counts each of burglary, breaking and entering a building, larceny and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Jesse Lee Wiseman, 18, of 195 Lakeview Drive in Spring Lake, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder, concealing or failing to report a death, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property.

Both men were being held without bond.

The sheriff's office said Lynn's family last saw him Oct. 29 and reported him missing days later. His vehicle and an all-terrain vehicle were also missing.

On Nov. 2, sheriff’s authorities received a call about human remains near Lynn's home. They determined that the remains belonged to Lynn and were burned "in an attempt to conceal the death," Sheriff Larry Rollins said.

Investigators have said Lynn was killed at his home on Oct. 29 and his body was burned behind the residence. The suspects are also accused of stealing Lynn's ATV and vehicle. Both items were recovered.


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  • ProudOfMySoldier Feb 1, 2011

    Hattieb2001, yeah and then go and dump the body on your own families property as well. Also have the stolen stuff around when you know your family was best friends with the person you murdered. Such bright ones I tell ya and they will get their own while in prison. They make me so so sick

  • hellorhighwaters Jan 31, 2011

    How much dummer can they get? Kill the man in his own house, then burn him behind his house, then steal his ATV and vehicle.
    And act like nobody will notice that we suddenly got a car and an ATV. Duh!!!!

    Guess the old saying IS true....Criminals are not known for being the smartest people in the world.

    You Think?!!

  • wildcat Jan 31, 2011

    The world would be better off if guns was not so accessible to the person who does the killing. Now the person really wish he did not have the gun in the first place. Just pray is all the world can do.

  • callmegorgeous Jan 31, 2011

    SO SAD! What is the world coming too;'(.

  • john283594 Jan 31, 2011

    Have fun in prison yt boys...its going to be hell for the rest of your days.