Reward Increased for Information Regarding Murdered Lumberton Women in 2017


The Lumberton Police Department is located at 1305 Godwin Ave in Lumberton, N.C. PN Photo/Zachary C. Young


By Sara Fox, Local News Editor

Published April 19, 2021


The FBI and the Lumberton Police Department are offering a reward of up to $40,000 for information that helps determine the circumstances behind the deaths of three women in Lumberton, North Carolina.


The bodies of Christina Bennett and Rhonda Jones were discovered on April 18, 2017. Bennett was found deceased inside a home on Peachtree Street. Jones was found deceased outside a home on East 5th Street.


On June 3, 2017, Megan Oxendine was found deceased outside a home on East 8th Street. The three women were found within a four-block radius on the east side of Lumberton.


Local police and investigators are urging anyone who came in contact with any of the women to come forward to assist in the creation of a timeline that will indicate when and where they were last seen, as well as who they may have been with leading up to their deaths.

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