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Fayetteville woman found dead in SUV was stabbed

Posted June 10, 2009 6:29 p.m. EDT
Updated June 10, 2009 6:45 p.m. EDT

— A woman found dead inside her SUV last month had been stabbed four times, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

The report said Jessica Sintara Lee-Morgan, 35, suffered from a stab wound to the left side of her lower neck and the right side of her upper chest, as well as injuries on her right cheek and right forearm.

Morgan was discovered inside her vehicle on May 25. A passerby had noticed the vehicle alongside Shelton Beard Road in Stedman for much of the previous day.
The autopsy report said Morgan was last known to be alive in the early-morning hours of May 23.

Cumberland County authorities have issued an arrest warrant for first-degree murder against Morgan's boyfriend, Keith Devon Manuel, 32. Authorities said he has a history of domestic violence.

Anyone with information about where he might be should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.