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Wilmington police are still looking for two men who killed a woman outside a Creekwood apartment building on Labor Day. In the meantime, some Creekwood residents are wondering how safe is their neighborhood. Despite the recent murder in Creekwood there are safety measures in place to keep residents safe. Alfreda McDonald, a resident of Creekwood said, “It was a tragic thing that happened and prayerfully it was isolated, we just don't know yet.” McDonald has lived in the Creekwood neighborhood for ten years. “Not only was the victim's family affected but the residents and children of Creekwood were affected,” said McDonald. Residents said surveillance cameras don't work. McDonald chairs the Residents' Safety Committee. She said despite Monday's murder and broken security cameras, there are still procedures in place to protect her neighbors. For instance, I.D. badges are required for all residents 10 years of age or older “Whenever there is a crowd and the police are called out, and they need to find out who is who...they will ask the residents for their id's,” said McDonald. McDonald said people who do not have badges and can not verify their reason for being in the neighborhood, could be arrested for trespassing. McDonald said, “People just run to Creekwood it's not the residents. It's people not from this community that do their drug selling.” Residents hold monthly safety meetings, and McDonald said a community watch will be reformed. Police patrols are also frequent in the area. McDonald said despite the recent problems, Creekwood still has it good points. “Come out meet the people, and if you want to volunteer some time and get to know these people, because it's a wonderful group of people out here,” said McDonald. Police are still investigating Crutchfield’s murder. If anyone has information they should call the Wilmington Police Department.

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