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Investigators Back at Murder Suspect's Home

Posted February 6, 2008 1:57 p.m. EST
Updated April 14, 2008 1:52 p.m. EDT

— Investigators on Wednesday were back at the house of a man charged in the death of a North Carolina Central University student.

But they would not say what they were looking for at Robert Lee Adams Reaves' home at 19 Birchcrest Court in Durham. Police had the house under surveillance on Friday before they arrested him.

Reaves, 43, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in death of Latrese Matral Curtis, 21. Motorists traveling along Interstate 540 in Wake County last Wednesday found her body on an embankment near the Louisburg Road exit.

An autopsy showed Curtis died from puncture wounds caused by a sharp object.

Authorities said Curtis knew Reaves, but they have not said in what capacity and have not offered a motive for the crime.

Family members, including Curtis' husband, Darin Curtis, have said they do not know Reaves.

"(I) never heard of him, never seen him before," Curtin said Monday after his wife's funeral.

Darin Curtis, meanwhile, was seen at the Wake County Public Safety Center Wednesday morning. He briefly met with investigators.

He told WRAL News he still does not know the connection between his wife and Reaves.