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Fayetteville police investigate suspicious death

Posted October 9, 2008 3:53 p.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2008 6:10 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday were investigating the slaying of a man in an incident that initially was reported as a suicide.

Zavreail Holmes, 30, of 5748 Aftonshire Drive, was found dead in his home early Wednesday. Officers initially responded to a call reporting a suicide, but police determined the case was a homicide.

Holmes was apparently assaulted, police said, but the cause of death is undetermined until autopsy results are available from the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

No information on possible suspects or a motive was released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.