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Questions Surround Lumberton Crime Scene

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LUMBERTON — Medical examiners will have to decide howtwo people died in Lumberton Wednesday.

Police found the bodies, believed to badly burned, inside a houseon MacArthur Street. Elizabeth Baxley, 78, and Sam Braswell, 57, lived inthe house and are believed to be the victims, although the bodies have notbeen officially identified.

There was a fire at the scene, possibly set to cover up a crime. Investigators won't say much about what they found, except that therewere signs of a homicide. Lumberton police called in the SBI to helpwith the investigation.

Police said broken glass just above a window latch indicated the crimemay have been a burglary that escalated to murder.

Braswell, a former Saint Paul's High School teacher, was due in courtThursday on charges he took indecent liberties with a minor.


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