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Man found dead in Lumberton ditch was shot, officials say

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A man was found shot to death in a ditch off of Lowe Road in Lumberton, North Carolina Sunday, and now the Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death as a murder.

A motorist looking for a trash dump discovered the body of 27-year-old James R. Dinkins on Sunday at 2:56 p.m. in a ditch on Magna Boulevard in Lumberton, according to a news release from the RCSO.

Dinkins had been dead for many hours, officials said, as a result of being shot.

Anyone with information pertaining to Dinkins's death is asked to call 910-671-3100.

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