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Man found dead in Fayetteville apartment

Posted August 3, 2010 6:53 a.m. EDT
Updated August 3, 2010 5:56 p.m. EDT

— Apartment dwellers on Jefferey Drive in Fayetteville were startled to wake to the site of police tape and forensics crews at the home of a neighbor.

"Nothing ever happens over here, so I'm shocked about it," said Tory Searight.

Police said a friend found Jeremy Michael Dixon, 21, dead in Apartment B at 6539 Jefferey Drive just before midnight.

"You see this stuff on TV, but you don't think it's gonna be this close to home, so it's kind of disturbing," said David Rupart.

Neither Searight nor Rupart said he knew Dixon very well.

"He had friends," Searight said. "But I'm to myself, he's to himself, so ..."

The friend was checking on Dixon after he failed to show up for work Monday, police spokesman Dan Grubb said.

Police did not offer any information about how Dixon died or who might have killed him.