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Friend: Murder victim deleted Facebook page because of ex-husband

Friday, May 17, 2013

There are new developments in the murder of a woman in North Hills.

Almost four days have passed since 30-year-old Melissa Huggins-Jones was found murdered inside her apartment in the 400 block of Allister Drive.

Police still haven't said whether the crime was random.

The recently divorced mother of two moved to Raleigh two weeks ago from Tennessee.

A friend in Tennessee revealed that Huggins-Jones deleted her Facebook account three days before she was killed in an effort to keep her ex-husband from knowing about her movements.

Most of the crime scene tape that wrapped the apartment building off has now been removed. At least one policeman was still standing guard, however, at last check.

Police said they have increased patrols in the area.

Meanwhile, friends have set up a memorial Facebook page in Huggins-Jones' honor.

Anyone with information that might assist detectives is asked to either call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or to go to the CrimeStoppers website at www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for instructions on how to report a tip online or by text message.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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