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Man Arrested in Year-Old UNC Pembroke Student Death

Posted April 27, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— After almost a year of investigating, detectives have made an arrest in the murder of a UNC Pembroke student.

Cynthia Wheeler disappeared last June. Investigators suspected foul play from the start after discovering the student's car burned and bullet-riddled. Her body was found months later in a wooded area of Robeson County.

Monday night, investigators charged 27-year-old Dane Locklear with first degree murder.

They won't comment on a motive yet, saying they expect to make another arrest.