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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The victim in last night’s suspicious death in the Hillcrest community has been identified as Anthony Lafrance Devone, d.o.b. 4-12-1970, of Wilmington. We hope to be able to confirm cause of death after receiving preliminary results from the autopsy.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department is investigating possible homicide in the Hillcrest community. Police were dispatched to 1402 Mears Street around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers found the body of a man laying between two buildings on South Liberty Court.

The victim has not been positively identified, and the cause of death is still not confirmed.

Officers are in the area searching for more information at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3600. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text “Tip708” and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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