FBI Charlotte
Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch
June 2, 2023

FBI Increases Reward for Information Related to Deaths of Three Women to Up to $75,000

The FBI has increased the reward offered to determine who is responsible for the deaths of three women in Lumberton, North Carolina. The reward is now up to $75,000. The FBI and the Lumberton Police Department are working tirelessly to solve this complex case.

The bodies of three women were found within a four-block radius along East 5th and East 9th streets in Lumberton, North Carolina, between April 18, 2017, and June 3, 2017.

  • Christina Bennett, known to her family as Kristin, was found deceased inside a house on Peachtree Street in Lumberton, North Carolina, on April 18, 2017.
  • Rhonda Jones was found deceased outside a house on East 5th Street in Lumberton, North Carolina, on the same day, April 18, 2017.
  • Megan Oxendine was found deceased outside a house on East 8th Street in Lumberton, North Carolina, on June 3, 2017.

“Special agents and detectives have interviewed hundreds of people and followed countless leads," said Robert M. DeWitt, the special agent in charge of the FBI Charlotte Field Office. "We will utilize every possible resource to uncover the facts and bring answers to the victim’s families. If someone in the community has been hesitant or fearful to come forward with information, we hope increasing the reward may encourage them to contact us."

"The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI continue to prioritize solving the deaths of Kristin, Rhonda, and Megan," said Chief Michael McNeill of the Lumberton Police Department. "Though 6 years has passed, this is not a cold case. We continue to actively develop and follow leads. These women deserve justice, and we will not stop until they get it."

The FBI is offering a reward up to $75,000 for information leading to the discovery and apprehension of the person(s) responsible for their deaths. You can contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845. You can also submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.