Robbery suspect's body found in Cape Fear River

The Associated Press

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FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say a body found earlier this month in the Cape Fear River is a Fayetteville robbery suspect who jumped in the river in January while running from police.

Investigators said autopsy results confirm a body found at a boat ramp on April 5 is 37-year-old Hubert Carrillo.

Police say Carrillo was wanted for a convenience store robbery when officers tried to pull him over on Jan. 8. He let police on a 10-mile chase before jumping out and running to a ladder leading into the river.

Authorities say Carrillo tried to swim across the river but began calling for help shortly after entering the frigid water. Investigators say two Fayetteville Police officers tried to rescue Carrillo, but could not pull him to safety.

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Cape Fear

isn't the Rio Grande.

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