Body of Missing Lumberton Man Discovered in Yard 6 Years After Murder

A body found buried behind a Lumberton home has been identified as a man who vanished in 2016, officials said. Billy Gene Hammonds was 36 years old when his sister said she last talked to him on the phone. He was reported missing about a week later on Dec. 9, 2016. Now, more than five years after Hammond disappeared, an interview led deputies to his remains in a backyard, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Author: Mike Jackson