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Suspect Wanted in Murder of Meta Valentine

Post Date:04/02/2018 8:10 AM

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Suspect Wanted in Murder of Meta Valentine

 

(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit have charged a suspect in connection with the murder of Meta Valentine. The suspect has been identified as Reginald Jemal McDowell (B/M, 48 years of age), address is currently unavailable.

 

Meta Valentine, was reported missing to the Fayetteville Police Department by family on October 29, 2014 after she did not attend a family function that evening. The FPD’s Homicide Unit suspected foul play and assumed the investigation. After years of investigating Valentine’s disappearance, new information surfaced and on February 9, 2018, FPD’s Homicide detectives charged McDowell with 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Kidnapping for his role in the victim’s disappearance.

 

 

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Detectives are encouraging family and friends of Reginald Jemal McDowell to have him to turn himself into law enforcement. McDowell is currently believed to be in the New York City area and detectives are asking that anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of McDowell to be cautious and contact law enforcement immediately as he is considered armed and dangerous.

 

Detectives continue to investigate this case, additional Information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information regarding the homicide investigation is asked to contact Sergeant M. Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 549-7326, or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

 

Missing Person

           

Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Meta Price Valentine, who was reported missing on October 29, 2014.  Valentine did not attend a function Wednesday evening and family members became concerned when they could establish contact with her. 

 


Meta Valentine is described as a:Valentine,Meta

  • Black Female
  • 41 years of age
  • 5’0 – 5’1 in height
  • 160-170 pounds
  • Tinted Hair / Brown Eyes
  • Last Seen Wearing
    • Blue t-shirt
    • Gray sweatpants
    • Flip-flops

 

 

 


 

If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Meta Valentine, they are asked to immediately call 911 or contact Detective M. Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 549-7326 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/.

 

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