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Robeson Co. Sheriff's Office investigating 2 suspicious deaths

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A Google Maps Street View image of Woodland Ave., near where the body of William Cain, Jr. was found Monday. A Google Maps Street View image of Woodland Ave., near where the body of William Cain, Jr. was found Monday.

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - The Robeson County Sheriff's office is investigating the suspicious deaths of a 59-year-old man found on Sunday morning, and a 25-year-old man found in a ditch early Monday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, the death of 59-year-old Leo Cromartie was reported at about 9:32 a.m. Sunday. Cromartie was found dead at his home on Bee Gee Road in Lumberton. The cause of death is unknown, pending an autopsy that will be performed on Monday.

At about 12:42 a.m. Monday, an unknown male called Lumberton Communications to report a body found in a ditch on Woodland Avenue, in the pines off Alamac Road, officials stated. Deputies found 25-year-old William Cain, Jr., of Chambers Street in Lumberton, dead in the ditch. It was determined that he had been shot. An autopsy will be performed to determine Cain's cause of death.

Both cases are being investigated by the homicide and major crimes divisions, and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information on either case can call the Robeson County Sheriff's Office at 910-671-3100.

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