Police Identify Three People Found Dead

Dunn Police investigate three deaths at the Seven Day Inn at 700 E. Cumberland Street on Tuesday, October 5th. Photo courtesy Dunn Daily Record / Thomas Honeycutt

DUNN – Police have identified three people found dead Tuesday afternoon inside a room at the Seven Day Inn located at 700 E. Cumberland Street. An infant found in the room was unharmed and rushed to a local hospital for evaluation.

The deceased have been identified as Jessica Howard, 30, of Dunn; Kenia Cameron, 27, of Dunn; and Dalonte Laon Wilson, 34, of Fayetteville.

Police said Wednesday their preliminary investigation indicates all three deaths are the result of an overdose. The bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies.

The young child has been turned over to family members.

In a statement today, police said, “The Dunn Police Department and our community are all affected by the untimely death of individuals involved in these types of incidents. The community is encouraged to become more aware of the dangers of using illicit drugs. The presence of Fentanyl mixed with other controlled substances has become more prevalent in all communities and can be fatal when misused.”

Anyone with information regarding this case are encouraged to call the Dunn Police Department at 910-892-2399.


  1. The Pandemic caused by COVID/19 is real! Drug addiction is a personal choice, there are many facilities that can help you survive an addition. Drug addition is an epidemic of choice and their is help available for those that need it! If you know someone with an addition, make every effort to sincerely help them find their way out of it! A painful process, with patience, understanding, and love they can find their way back into whom they were before the drugs. Shame and Blame doesn’t help! My prayers go out to their families, this small child found unharmed is a blessing!

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