Police trying to ID person in soldier murder


On September 21 just after 9 p.m., officers found 22-year-old Chad Patrick Dellit of Fulton, Ill lying in a grassy area between Inn-Keeper Hotel on Skibo Road and a Christian book store, across from Cross Creek Mall.

Dellit had been shot in the head and declared dead at the scene.

Fayetteville Police Spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said officers "saw the suspect running towards ... behind the shopping complex." But they were unable to locate the person.

On Thursday, Fayetteville Police released surveillance video from a security camera located on the side of the hotel of a person-of-interest seen running from the scene.

Click here to watch the surveillance video

Homicide Detectives are asking the public to call them if they recognize the person of interest or remembers seeing a person wearing a similar outfit and/or walking like the person seen in the video. The number to call is (910) 587-3254 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Dellit was with the 20th Engineer Brigade - a combat brigade assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps. He enlisted in the Army in September 2008 to be a geospatial engineer.

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