Man sought for questioning in death of Broadway hunter

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 05:03 AM


The Lee County Sheriff’s Office released the description Thursday afternoon of a man wanted for questioning in the recent murder of a Broadway hunter, as well as a truck said to be spotted at the crime scene. 

Officers are searching for a man described as being in his 20s, with pale skin and scruffy, red facial hair. He was last seen wearing a camouflage and orange hat in the area where Robert Devitto was found shot Dec. 18, according to a sheriff’s office report. 

“We are not saying he’s our suspect,” said Lee County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Johnson, “but he was the last known person in that area and on the hunting grounds that night. He’s the person we want to talk to.”

The man may have been driving a mid-1990s to early-2000s Green Dodge Ram extended cab truck, according to Johnson. 

Devitto, 26, of the 200 block of Strike Eagle Drive, Broadway, was airlifted to WakeMed Health & Hospital, where he was taken off of life support Dec. 21 and died. 

Devitto was duck hunting Dec. 18 and, when he did not return home, he was found injured by his friends the same day. 

A funeral service for Devitto was scheduled for today in Mercersburg, Penn., with burial to follow Jan. 9 in Arlington National Cemetery. Devitto, who was stationed at Fort Bragg, served one tour in Korea and combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 775-5531, and a cash reward is being offered for any information regarding the case.