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UPDATE 10/6/17 – Capt. Terry Parker of the Lumberton Police Dept. stated today, “While there is always a possibility, we are 99 percent sure the case is not related to the females this spring and early summer.”
Parker is talking about Megan Ann Oxendine, 28, Christina Bennett, 32, and Rhonda Jones, 36, who were all found dead in an area between East Fifth and East Ninth streets. Bennett’s body was found in a house and Jones’ bodies was found in a trash can on April 18. Oxendine was interviewed by CBS North Carolina about the death of her friend, Jones, then on June 3, her body was found behind a house. See more information below:
Abby Lynn Patterson, 20, is missing from Lumberton, NC. She was last seen on East Ninth Street at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Her mother called her after she did return home in an hour as she said she would. The calls went straight to voice mail.
Earlier this year, on June 7, police identified a body that was found at 608 East 8th Street as Megan Ann Oxendine, 28, who had a last known address of the 700 block of Dwight Road in Lumberton. On April 18, the police found two decomposed bodies across the street from each other. Christina Bennett, 32, was found at 505 Peachtree St. and Rhonda Jones, 36, was found in a trash can at 702 East Fifth St., reports WNCN. Bystanders told Robesonian news that the “Peachtree Street address is an abandoned home that is frequented almost daily by people using drugs and having sex with prostitutes.” Abby’s lasts location is just minutes away from East 8th and East Fifth Streets, where the other women were found.
What is even more alarming is the proximity of where the bodies were found, that were close together. Police are aware of this and have said that all three deaths are being considered suspicious BUT they’re unsure if the deaths are connected.
Burns Wilkins, former Chief of Detectives at Robeson County Sheriffs Department posted on his Facebook page: ”
Missing for several days: Abby Lynn Patterson of Lumberton NC. Please share this post and alert 911 if spotted. I am asking all area residents to be on alert for her as she may be being held against her will. Her family are residents of my Precinct and are asking for the public’s assistance in locations her. Please call 911 or the Lumberton Communications center at 910-671-3888 if located. Any friends of Abby are asked to step forward if you have heard from her at all. Lumberton Police Detectives are actively working this case as well. Thank you.”
Sara Nicole Graham, 18, went missing from Lumberton two years ago. Sarah was the Deputy’s daughter and she was last seen on McDonald Avenue which is about 20 minutes away from the streets mentioned above.
Billy Gene Hammonds is also missing from Lumberton.
Abby has brown hair, brown eyes, is about 5’5″ tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has a bird tattoo on her shoulder and a dark birthmark on the back of her left thigh. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and brown shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845 and ask for Officer Deana Locklear.