Durham man charged with first-degree murder of woman at NC 55 self storage facility

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Sunday, January 21, 2024
Man arrested for murder in woman's death at NC 55 storage facility
Patrick Whitaker Jr. is behind bars accused of killing Jennifer Moore at the SecurCare Self Storage along NC 55 on Saturday afternoon.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Durham man is behind bars accused of killing a woman at a storage facility Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the SecurCare Self Storage on NC 55 near Sedwick Road.

Durham Police Department had officers on the scene conducting the investigation throughout the day and into the night.

ABC11 crews on scene did not see officers looking inside any of the storage units. Instead, the investigation appeared to center around the office area.

Shortly after midnight, the police department confirmed that Patrick Whitaker Jr., 56, had been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Officers said Whitaker killed 45-year-old Jennifer Moore, also of Durham.

Whitaker is being held in the Durham County Jail without bond. Officers have not released any further details about how Moore was killed or if she and Whitaker knew each other.

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