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Death investigation on River Road leads to murder charge


On Nov. 11, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6000 block of River Road for a death investigation. The victim was identified as Christopher Torok. The cause of death was unable to be determined during the initial investigation. An autopsy was performed and determined Torok died as a result of blunt force trauma.

On Dec. 5, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 50-year-old Kareem Jamal Butler of Fayetteville for 1st-degree murder. Butler was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. His first appearance will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumberland County Detention Center.

If you have information regarding this investigation, please call Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Corporal R. Wolfe at 910-677-5464 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477. Crimestoppers' information may also be submitted electronically by visiting www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or downloading the FREE "P3 Tips" app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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