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Bladen County sheriffs searching for murder suspect

Bladen County sheriffs searching for murder suspect
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 2:41 PM EDT
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is searching for David Earl Wilkins in connection with a murder.

Deputies responded to a call about a welfare check around 9:34 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the 2000 block of Purdie Church Road in Tarheel.

Upon arrival, they discovered a deceased male, 63-year-old Donald Jackson.

The BCSO is searching for David Earl Wilkins who is suspected of First Degree Murder of Donald Jackson. Wilkins is reported to be armed and dangerous by the sheriffs and to avoid direct contact if spotted.

No details have been released as to the cause of death or what led investigators to suspect Wilkins.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Donald Jackson is asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office 910-862-6960.

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