Victim identified in Robeson County homicide, deputies searching for vehicle

State - Regional

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A homicide investigation is underway in Robeson County, according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Wilkins said deputies, homicide division detectives and crime scene investigators responded to a homicide in the 8500 block of Highway 72 east of Lumberton.

Deputies found Quintin L. Mitchell, 34, of Lumberton, dead arrived when they arrived about 9:40 a.m. Saturday. Deputies are searching for a silver four-door vehicle with chrome rims they say was seen leaving the scene.

In a statement on Facebook, Sheriff Wilkins said, “Here is yet another senseless murder in which some on scene witnesses refuse to cooperate. When we live in a culture of persons refusing to cooperate or provide untruths to investigators, crimes such as this and many others in our county like it will continue to go unsolved. The common characteristic here is witnesses being non-cooperative and being loyal to the streets and not towards one’s family who seek answers and the truth. I can only imagine what they would think if this victim was their relative.”

The sheriff’s office is also asking anyone with surveillance cameras along Highway 72, or along Popes Crossing between Highway 72 and Alamac Road to reach out to them. Anyone with information is asked to to call 910-671-3100 or 910-671-3170 with information.

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