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Family continues to seek leads in barber's slaying

Posted November 19, 2008 11:18 a.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2008 11:43 a.m. EST

— Three years after a barber was found slain in his shop, his family and police plane to again search for leads to solve his killing.

Creg Keith Johnson, 35, was shot to death on Nov. 19, 2005, and his body was found the following morning inside The Line-Up Barbershop, at 6376 Yadkin Road.

His family has said Johnson likely stayed past the shop's closing time to accommodate some customers. His keys were still in the barbershop door when his body was found.

Police have no suspects in the case, and they haven't determined a motive for the shooting.

Family members plan to distribute fliers on Thursday in the area around the barbershop to try to generate information for police. Johnson's family, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crime Stoppers and the state have offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Investigators said Johnson briefly attended a party on Kelmscot Court, which is near the barbershop, a few hours before he was killed. They said they would like to speak with others who attended the party and anyone who knows about Johnson's activities in the two weeks leading up to his death.

Anyone with information about Johnson's slaying is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 or toll-free at 866-542-8477 or call Detective Chuck Dew of the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1879.