Nephew prime suspect in uncle’s death

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is their prime suspect in the killing of his uncle at his Fayetteville home.

Investigators said 40-year-old Robert Blizzard was found dead after someone asked police to check on him Friday.

Police say Blizzard’s nephew Charles Crampton was arrested early Saturday morning driving his uncle’s Chevrolet Corvette in Onslow County. Authorities have not said how Blizzard died, but did say the weapon used to kill him was found with Crampton when he was taken into custody.

Crampton is charged with of theft of a motor vehicle, and investigators are bringing him back to Cumberland County to question him further. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

Authorities say Blizzard was a retired Fort Bragg soldier.

Credit: The Associated Press.