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Police looking for links in Columbus County murders


COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The investigation into the murder after the East Columbus Whiteville football game is still very active. And now police are looking at possible links to the Jones case.

Darnell Frink, 22, was shot dead at Sam's Pit Stop in Lake Waccamaw. Only one person has been charged in the murder, but investigators say they still have other suspects.

Investigators say Frink was shot when four people wearing masks drove up in a silver Ford Taurus and opened fired in late September.

Lake Waccamaw Police arrested Connail Reeves in mid-November in connection with the murder. Investigators say forensic evidence found at the scene led to Reeves' arrest.

What links Delamez Jones, the boy found dead Wednesday to this crime is the fact that his cousin -- 19-year-old Santonio Jenerette -- was with Reeves at the time of his arrest.

Chief Hyatt of the Lake Waccamaw Police says he hopes to issue a warrant for at least one more suspect. That could happen as early as tomorrow. He would not say who that suspect is.

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