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Suspect arrested in death of man pulled from Durham pond

Posted January 27, 2015

Andrew Koko Scheper, charged with the murder of Trinity James Wilkins. Wilkins decapitated body was found in the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve, between East Club Boulevard and Interstate 85.
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— A Durham man wanted in the death of a man whose body was found in a Durham pond last week was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Carrboro, police said.

Andrew Koko Scheper, 30, is charged with murder in the death of Trinity James Wilkins.

Volunteers participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project on Jan. 19 discovered Wilkins' body in the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve, between East Club Boulevard and Interstate 85, after noticing something wrapped in a blanket in the water.

The cause of death hasn't been released.

Wilkins, 38, also known as Trinity Smith, had been missing since Nov. 24.

Police said Scheper and Wilkins knew each other and that the killing wasn't random.

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  • Arthur Raleigh Jan 28, 2015
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    You need a job!

  • allenmga Jan 27, 2015

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    Hover your mouse over the picture. Not that hard.

  • aqualung Jan 27, 2015

    Had I listed this as a lovers' spat, the moderator would have bounced it back. Mister Moderator doesn't like anything I post, no matter how innocuous.

  • aqualung Jan 27, 2015

    How do we know which photo is which person? I'd like to see captions, PLEASE.

  • Naysayer Jan 27, 2015

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    I think you are spot on. Who are we to judge their love? Not sure the jury will feel the same though.

  • allenmga Jan 27, 2015

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    Trollololol

  • Naysayer Jan 27, 2015

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    You shouldn't judge them, was probably done out of jealously. Clearly not premeditated, but I agree with you, truly case of a scorned lover.

  • allenmga Jan 27, 2015

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    But seriously. Do you have a source for all this junk you spew?

  • alockwr21 Jan 27, 2015

    WTVD is reporting that the body was decapitated..

  • Naysayer Jan 27, 2015

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    I agree with you, clearly unbridled passion gone wrong.

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