2 men found dead on North Topsail Beach

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Submitted: Sat, 07/27/2013 - 3:50am
Updated: Sun, 07/28/2013 - 12:33pm

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Two people are dead in North Topsail Beach, but investigators say they are not looking for a suspect.

One witness said his neighborhood was lit up like the 4th of July as emergency crews raced to the beach, where they found the two men stabbed to death last night.

“There was police cars coming from all directions,” witness Randy Goodman. “Ambulances, fire trucks, even the highway patrol came flying in and blocked off the streets. They were putting on bulletproof vests and telling everybody to leave for their safety.”

Willa-Jo Green was walking on the beach near the old Ocean City Pier with a friend when she says a woman came up to them crying for help.

“She said, ‘Can you help me? Please help me. He’s dead!'” Green said. “We were just stunned from the moment she said he was dead. We were like, ‘Who’s dead?’ And she said, ‘My husband. He’s been stabbed, and he’s dead. Can you help me? Can you help me?'”

Worried a killer might still be on the loose, Green tried to get as much info as possible from the woman, but she kept giving the same answer.

“She just kept saying, ‘I don’t know.’ I’m telling you, this is a place where you’re here because you’re either renting or owning one of these homes. You don’t just have like random vagrant people walking around stabbing people at North Topsail Beach. That just doesn’t happen,” Green said.

North Topsail Beach Police say while the incident is still under investigation they are not actively seeking out suspects at this time.

According to north North Topsail Beach spokeswoman Carin Faulkner, the identities of the two victims will not be released until Monday.


  • TopsailFisher says:

    To Jeez Tom,

    I don’t know where you’re from, or where you get your info, or even if you can read the article. Those kids were from near by towns and it was a love triangle. They killed each other. This isn’t a thugly town. Learn the facts before you post. Either way, it’s a sad story.

  • Me says:

    Get a life Charlie Brown nobody’s hometown small or big is immune from any crime! From the locals around here with heart and humanity, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these crimes.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    North Topsail Beach is not Surf City.

    ON another note, it was reported the fight was apparently over the woman.

  • Vog46 says:

    2 murders in that sleepy little town?
    On a per capital basis aren’t you WORSE than Chicago now?

    Good grief


  • Stella B says:

    Correction – it was NOT a love triangle. The woman and her husband set up the other guy in a drug deal. They tried to rob him, he stabbed hubby, hubby stabbed him. Learn the facts, indeed.

  • Guest12121212 says:

    Stella B, Im curious where this info came from. Dont think Im here to insult you, because that is definately not my intention. I just think there are alot of gaps in this story (the reported story, not yours)…alot left untold and I would really like to know what happened. How do 2 men kill each other with one knife? Why were they out there? I don’t see 1 man attacking 2 people. why didnt she run for help when they began to fight? According to whats been reported, Stewart died at 10 pm, but police weren’t dispatched until 10:40. What went on in that 40 minutes?

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    You don’t know where he is from? How did you know his name was Tom?

    Wilmington Observer

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …so take your hit with a little grace would ya? Only a few miles separate Surfcity, N. Topsail and Topsail. There has been multiple problems with peeping TOMs (no pun intended), marines nearly beating cabbies to death, home invasions, theft, strange dwelling fires, etc. Now we have two of your local idiots that stabbed each other to death right on the beach.

    We don’t care if it has a Lowes, an “upcoming CFCC campus” or how much commercial development is on the books for the island. Crime is crime and it’s there in YOUR backyard as it is in the other areas you so incessantly bitch about so often!

  • Vog46 says:

    The difference between Surf City and North Topsail?
    C’mon now, that’s like saying Monkey Junction has nothing in common with Wilmington……..
    Over a woman eh? They’ll be the death of many of us……..


  • SurfCityTom says:

    there is quite a difference.

    Surf City has a Lowes, coming satelitte campus for CFCC, more commercial development in one block than NTB has in its entire jurisdiction.

    And we have a song.

  • guesty says:

    Monkey Junction was smart enough to fight off Wilmington’s annexation.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    hate to disappoint you, I don’t bitch. I express frustration over the freeloading entitlement recipients.

    Crime may be across the fence; but it is not in our backyard.

    The 2 gentlemen who were foolish enough to knife themselves over the possession of a woman, are not from Surf City; nor was she.

    I guess, using your logic, to use a word loosely, Kurie Beach and Carolina Beach should be similarly evaluated?

    Our police are on top of things.

    No crime problem exists here. We may have an occassional juvenile delinquent who breaks into a surf shop; we may have an occassional visiting Marine who becomes over-inberiated, but those do not a crime issue make.

  • KAJ says:

    The family of one of the victims is curious as to what the delay in releasing the identities of the victims might be. The longer it takes, the more convinced we are of a cover up of some sort.

  • Guestsfndi says:

    Was it the family of the convicted drug dealer or of the registered sex offender who just married the young woman with 2 young children?

  • Ur worst enemy says:

    Only one thing to say regarding ur comment.. The Lord will take care of ignorant people like u..hope u have a wonderful life..

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    “I stab you!”
    “No, no…I stab YOU!”
    “I stab you again!”
    “No, no, no…I stab YOU again, and you weel thank me for eet!”
    “Ohh dat steengs!”
    “Yes eet does…owww!”
    “I theen we have made a grave meestake here!”
    “Me too…”
    Fade to black…

  • Kwiddums says:

    In their best Frech accent: whoever you are you are not human!! That was my best friends twin brother that was killed and she is devastated. I can only pray that she does not ever see what you have wrote. Your heartless……

  • blessed says:

    Apparently you have never made a mistake and you are perfect…in your own little world!!! However, we need to pray for all involved. I know my best friends heart is broken over all this foolishness, while her twin brother is dead and she still doesn’t have answers after 10 days!!!

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