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Woman stabbed to death, husband dies in crash after domestic disturbance, police say

Investigators say man stabbed his wife in Shiloh Court incident


A husband and wife are both dead after a domestic disturbance on Shiloh Court on Monday night, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

Officers were sent to a home in the 1900 block of Shiloh Court about 8:30 p.m. Monday, a news release said. Tanisha Donnette Raeford, 47, had been stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man identified as a suspect in the stabbing was seen leaving the scene, the release said.

About 9 p.m., the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office sent deputies to investigate a vehicle crash that was reported in the area of A B Carter Road and John B. Carter Road. They found John Lee Douglas, 53, dead at the scene, the release said.

A police spokesperson said Tuesday that Raeford and Douglas were married.

Investigators said the stabbing and vehicle crash are related and followed a domestic disturbance involving Raeford and Douglas.

Douglas is the suspect in the stabbing of Raeford, the news release said.

The Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the case.  

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective J. Olsen at 910-709-1958 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org. 

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