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Reward offered in slaying of club worker

Posted April 27, 2009 8:22 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police distributed fliers and announced a $1,000 reward Monday, seeking information in the April 14 slaying of Jimmy Ali McCollough.

Police found McCollough, 34, of the 1500 block of Cashier's Lane, dead along the road at 119 Joseph St. shortly after midnight.

The scene was near Club Emages, a drag club on Swain Street where McCollough worked under the name Imaje Devera. The club wasn't open that night.

The club owner said that police told him McCollough was stabbed and that they were investigating the slaying as a hate crime. Police have not commented on those aspects of the case.

Police asked for anyone with information about either McCollough's death or any similar crimes in the area to come forward. Crime Stoppers will pay a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Police said they would keep all calls to officers or Crime Stoppers confidential.

Anyone with information should call Detective Bowman at 910-433-1860, Detective Grambow at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.