Wilmington detectives have lead in year-old murder case


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Submitted: Tue, 04/01/2008 - 2:14am
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:30pm
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WILMINGTON — On March 31, 2007, Ronald Conyers Jr. was found shot to death in an alley near 16th and Nun Streets. Samantha Buchanon, his mother, is still trying to cope with the loss of her son. "I’ve never felt this kind of pain where the pain never goes away". One year has passed and she’s still hoping investigators will find his killer. "I can hear him in my mind saying ma’ we gotta keep going, we gotta keep going". Police discoverd Conyers’s body just a few blocks from where he lived. Police are still seaching for clues. Detective D.T. Moore believes that neighbors are key to cracking the case. He said, "I believe they saw something, whether they saw the shooting, whether they saw someone carrying the body to where it was found, it was out in the open it was in the daytime, somebody had to see something." Moore says his team is confident they will find Conyers’s killer. They are looking for at least three people who may know something. In the meantime, Conyers’s mother urges anyone who knows something to come forward. After a year of waiting she’s ready to know the answer to the question that still agonizes her today. "I just want to know who," she said. "I don’t think the why would matter at this point…" Police are urging anyone with information to come forward. You can call the Wilmington Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 763-3888.

3 Comments

  • guesty says:

    Anybody want to bet that at least one of the five thugs arrested in the murder of Robert Marshall Jr is involved in this case?

  • Glenda Goedde says:

    NO BOND IS ANY CLOSER
    THAN THAT OF A SON TO A MOTHER
    FOR MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IS WITH
    YOU ALL AT THIS TIME.

    THIS IS WITH CARING THOUGHTS
    AND PRAYERS FROM ME TO
    YOUR ENTIRE FAMILIES.

    YOUR SORROW MAY REMAIN,
    BUT THE LOVE HE LEFT
    INSIDE YOUR HEART
    WILL TAKE AWAY THE PAIN.

    I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE
    THE PATH MAY LEAD,
    BUT I WILL GO WHERE
    THERE IS NO PATH,
    AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL.

    I have not lost a son
    but my identical twin
    sister lost her daughter
    to murder 19 months ago
    in Bolivia, NC and she
    was my niece. I wish I
    could tell you at this
    moment it gets better
    in time but I can’t.
    Sheriff Hewett found
    the killer quickly
    and she is in prison.
    I want you to know that
    I have prayed for you
    all but now I will more
    for the killer to be
    caught and brought to
    justice very very soon.
    My heart is burdened for
    your loss at this time.
    GOD BLESS YOU!

  • samantha buchanon says:

    i had never seen this page until i looked almost 10 min ago, thanks to all of the prayers and the words of comfort that is shown towards me and my family

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