79-year-old man found dead in Fayetteville home

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Police are investigating after a 79-year-old man was found dead in a Fayetteville home.

A 79-year-old man found dead in a Fayetteville home Sunday afternoon has been identified by police.

Officers said the body of Willis Earl Whitfield was found at 2:17 p.m. in a home in the 200 block of Plantation Road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fayetteville police said the death appears to be suspicious in nature.

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Whitfield's body was sent to the medical examiner's office to determine a cause of death.

Those with any information are asked to call detective S. Catlett at (910) 818-2543 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.
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