Margie Shaw Boone and Hoyle Smith

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Margie Shaw Boone (L) with Hoyle Smith (R)

It was November 4, 1995 when 66 year old Margie Shaw Boone was last seen in Sanford, North Carolina along with her boyfriend, 79 year old Hoyle Smith. Boone visited Smith at his home when the couple disappeared, leaving behind a trail of blood. The house also appeared to have been burglarized. A close friend reported the couple missing.

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Donald Lewis Abercrombie during his trial and a recent photo taken from prison.

Despite the fact that the couple is still missing, Donald Lewis Abercrombie was tried and convicted of their murders in 1997. He confessed to killing the couple and burying their bodies in the woods near his home in Spring Lake, North Carolina. DNA evidence also linked Abercrombie to the crime scene. He is currently serving a life sentence for the murders.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Sanford Police Department at 919-775-8268