Deputies release names of man, woman found dead in Robeson County

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Ashley Nicole Smith, 33, and Stephen Matthew McRae, 31, have been identified as two people found dead Tuesday afternoon in a field on Collins Mill Road near Bailey Road in the Fairmont area of Robeson County, according to Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealey.

Sealey said the couple knew each other and investigators are treating their deaths as homicides.

It is expected that an autopsy will be performed on their bodies to determine a cause and manner of death.

Sealy said investigators have worked throughout the night and are following all leads to make an arrest.

If you have any information that can help deputies solve this crime, your asked to call 910-671-3100.

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