FBI Offers $30,000 Reward for Information Related to Deaths of Three Women
The FBI and the Lumberton Police Department are seeking information from the public in three death investigations. The bodies of the 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. In January 2018, the FBI announced a reward of up to $30,000 for information that helps investigators determine the circumstances that led to the deaths of Christina Bennett, Rhonda Jones, and Megan Oxendine.
- Christina Bennett, known to her family as Kristin, was found deceased inside a house on Peachtree Street, 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; and
- Megan Oxendine was found deceased outside a house on East 8th Street in Lumberton, North Carolina, on June 3, 2017.
The Lumberton Police Department requested assistance from the FBI in June 2017 in the three death investigations. The FBI routinely provides help to local law enforcement partners when the FBI has tools, techniques, or tactics that can benefit their investigations. In March, the FBI conducted a door to door canvas in Lumberton. Agents knocked on approximately 800 doors and conducted 500 interviews over a three day period.
Investigators continue to ask anyone who came into contact with the women to come forward to assist us in creating a timeline of when and where they were last seen alive. A cause of death has not yet been determined for any of the women.
“Every part of our work benefits from help we receive from the public. So we ask you to pick up the phone and call us. Tell us what you know, what you heard, and what you saw,” said John Strong, special agent in charge of the FBI in North Carolina.
“As police chief and as a member of this community, I want to know what happened to Christina, Rhonda, and Megan. I also understand there is a lot of uncertainty, concern and even fear right now. Let me reassure you that we are committed to finding out the answers. We hope the people of Lumberton will help us,” said Chief Michael McNeill, Lumberton Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding when and where the women were last seen, should call FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100.