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Released: 11/15/2013 Who do I contact? Lt. Todd Joyce
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
Skeletal Remains Identified
Update to Missing Person (Marcella Thompson) 

            On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at approximately 2:42 p.m., officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the area of Winslow St. and Southern Avenue in reference to a report of skeletal remains being found near the railroad tracks.  Detectives with the Department’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene and began an investigation into the discovery of the skeletal remains.

 

            On Friday, November 15, 2013, detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit received confirmation from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s office that the skeletal remains located are those of Marcella Anne Thompson, who was reported missing on September 26, 2013.  This remains an active investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available. 

 Update to Original Release 

            During the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Marcella Anne Thompson, detectives have recovered a vehicle that Thompson was last known to be operating when she left her home.  At the time of the recovery, Pierre Rouchant Lowe (B/M, 38 years of age) fled from police officers, before crashing the vehicle and fleeing on foot.  Detectives have obtained warrants against Pierre Lowe for the offenses of Felony Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer.  Pierre Lowe is a resident of Fayetteville and has a last known address of 120 Buckingham Avenue.

 

            While Pierre Lowe is only wanted on the aforementioned charges, detectives would also like to speak with him regarding the Marcella Thompson investigation.

 

Again, Marcella Thompson is described as a:

 
  • White Female
  • 39 years of age
  • 5’01, 108 pounds
  • Dark Brown Hair / Brown Eyes 
  • Last seen wearing

o   Pink T-Shirt

o   Pajama Pants

         Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Pierre Lowe or the location of Marcella Thompson is asked to call Detective J. Benazzi at (910) 257-3668 or Detective A. Sinclair at (910) 309-1081.  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by calling (910) 483-TIPS (8477) or by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet.

 

 Missing Person            

            Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Marcella Anne Thompson, who was reported missing by her family on September 26, 2013.  Marcella Thompson was last seen leaving her residence on September 23, 2013 at approximately 10:00 am and has not returned.      

 

Marcella Thompson is described as a:

  • White Female
  • 39 years of age
  • 5’01, 108 pounds
  • Dk Brown Hair / Brown Eyes
  • Last seen wearing

o   Pink T-Shirt

o   Pajama Pants

 

            If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Marcella Thompson, they are asked to contact detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856.

 

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