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Donald Abercrombie held officers at bay during a 17-hour standoff in Fayetteville, North Carolina on November 9, five days after Smith and Boone disappeared. A photo of Abercrombie is posted below this case summary. He eventually surrended to investigators and pled guilty to the incident. Abercrombie was sentenced to 25 to 30 months in prison.
Authorities determined that DNA evidence inside Smith's home linked Abercrombie to the scene of the presumed murders. He was charged with one count of robbery and two counts of first-degree murder. Investigators said that Abercrombie confessed to Smith and Boone's homicides and claimed that he buried the couple in the woods near his residence in Spring Lake, North Carolina.
Smith and Boone's remains have never been located.
Lee County Sheriff's Office