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Arrest Made in Connection with Body Found in Car Trunk

Posted October 15, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County detectives have made a 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 Fayetteville with the first degree murder of Dealon Simmons.

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

Deputies have not said what may have prompted the killing.