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Arrest Made in Connection with Body Found in Car Trunk

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FAYETTEVILLE — Cumberland County detectives have madea arrest in connection with the murder of a man whose badly decomposed body was found in the trunk of a car.

Investigators charged 31-year-old Donnie Elton Smith of Fayettevillewith the firstdegree murder of Dealon Simmons.

Simmons body was discovered earlier this month in a field off HopeMills Road.

Deputies have not said what may have prompted the killing.

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