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Fayetteville police investigating after man found dead behind dumpster


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the name of the man found behind the dumpster.

Fayetteville police are investigating after a man was found dead behind a dumpster on Raeford Road Saturday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 7700 block of  Raeford Road at 9 a.m. in reference to a deceased man behind a dumpster, the department said in a release.  

Officers and emergency medical personnel found the man when they arrived. In the release, police said the body was in “advanced stages of decomposition.’’

On Saturday night, police identified the man as 58-year-old Roger Eugene Johns, who was homeless.

“This does not appear to be a random act,’’ police said in the release.

The department’s Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective D. Arnett at 910-929-2565 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). 

Fayetteville, Police Department, death investigation, Raeford Road