Missing Person Case Now A Homicide Investigation

The disappearance of a 61 year-old man in December 2019 is now believed to be foul play.

William “Jimmy” Graham of Newton Grove was reported missing by his family on December 15, 2019.  Graham’s truck, a gray 1991 Chevy S-10 extended cab with NC license plate FJD-8888, is also missing.

On Friday, Governor Roy Cooper announced the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of William Graham.

Mr. Graham was last seen at his residence located at 3250 Goldsboro Highway in Newton Grove on December 12, 2019. His family reported him missing three days later.

Investigators with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office believe the disappearance is due to foul play and that Mr. Graham is the victim of a homicide, however no information has come to light about his location.

“The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is continuously and proactively investigating Mr. Grahams disappearance. We are thankful the Governor’s office has agreed to assist in offering a reward for information that will aid in solving the case. We encourage anyone having information to contact investigators,” Sampson County Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith told Johnston County Report on Monday.

Anyone having information about the disappearance of William “Jimmy” Graham should contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-592-4141 or the NC State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.