This Candle Burns For Roger Until He Comes Home
Roger Chambers- Missing from: Raeford, NC- Missing Since: 09/04/10
Thursday, March 13, 2014
HOKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — An investigation is currently underway in Hoke County after human remains were found scattered in a wooded area Tuesday.
Officials said Fort Bragg soldiers participating in a navigation training exercise discovered the remains in the 600 block of North Hilltop Road, near Wagram, about 30 miles southwest of Fayetteville.
Video: Soldiers find human remains scattered in woods
The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division is currently conducting a death investigation, while members of the North Carolina State Medical Examiner’s Office have also been called in to assist in the investigation.
Authorities said the human remains appeared to be those of a male. They say the bones have been in the area for some time and are scattered around a large area.
The Fayetteville Police Department confirms they were called out to the scene Tuesday night. However, they were cleared. Until the remains are identified, they’re not ruling out it could be related to several open missing persons cases.
Roger Jermaine Chambers is missing. Can you help?
Roger Jermaine Chambers is a black male, 35 years of age. 5’11” 140 lbs. Roger was last seen in a 1993 green four door Toyota Camry in Red Springs NC. Roger was last seen on September 4, 2010.
If you can provide information on Roger Chambers or any other missing person, please contact the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at (910)875-5111.
Hoke County Sheriff’s Office
429 E Central Ave
Raeford, NC 28376
HOKE COUNTY, N.C. — Two missing persons cases in Hoke County are getting a fresh look from investigators.
Both Troy Jacobs and Roger Chambers’ case puzzles detectives because there are few clues to work from. However, family members and law enforcement hold out hope that someone knows details that will help investigators.
“My daughter said ‘Whoever did this or has my daddy, [give] my daddy a chance to see me turn 16, to see me get my license, maybe my daddy won’t see me graduate from high school’,” said Cynthia Chambers, wife.
Cynthia Chambers and her family wonder everyday where their husband, father and best friend is. The last time anyone saw him was on Sept. 4, 2010. Witnesses put Chambers at a gas station in Red Springs along Highway 211.
“We can actually put him in a certain place at a certain time in Robeson County. Witnesses that saw him and talked to him. Here we are now, just like he totally vanished,” said Sheriff Hubert Peterkin, of Hoke County.
Chambers never told his wife who he was meeting, or what what that appointment was about the night he went missing.
“Around 9:48 p.m. I had a bad feeling and I began to call him, and it went straight to voice mail and I woke up at 2 a.m. and he still wasn’t home,” said Cynthia Chambers.
Hoke County investigators are looking at another similar case, although they do not believe they are connected. This cold case is 15-years-old.
Roger Chamber’s was a family man, his wife said he loved his kids more than anything. He also mentored neighborhood kids.
His case even baffles Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin. Partly because Chamber’s 1993 Toyota Camry with license plate YZF-4849 has never been found. Investigators are now asking for help from the public.
“We are encouraging the community if they find out anything or if they hear anything, we’re going to follow it, we’re not going to take it for granted,” said Sheriff Peterkin.
Jacobs, who is Native American was last seen in 1996 near Red Springs. There are reports that Jacobs may have owed someone some money, He even told his dad that he was fearful for his life.
It is unclear who Jacobs may have met that February night he went missing. All searches for him have been unsuccessful.
“We feel like any hint of information could be what we’re looking for to give us some closure on this,” said Perterkin.
Anyone with information about this case or others, please call the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at 910-624-5562 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons tip line at 910-232-1687.
LUMBERTON, N.C. – The group “Community United Effort” or CUE was in the Sandhills region Friday to bring awareness to several missing persons cases.
Friday’s event kicked off the organization’s annual “On the Road to Remember” tour. CUE volunteers met with family members and local law enforcement in an effort to continue the search for those who are missing.
“It means a lot to the families to come here to bring their loved one to give them attention to bring them back in the forefront. It also means a lot to law enforcement because it gives them an avenue to reach back out to the community remind people that someone’s missing,” said CUE Center For Missing Persons Founder Monica Caison.
The group made a stop in Lumberton and Raeford Friday. They will visit seven states over the next week as part of their tour.
Raeford, N.C. — Hoke County deputies were searching Friday for a missing Raeford man who hasn’t been seen since last Saturday.
Roger Jermaine “Jay” Chambers, 34, left his home on Army Road around 6:15 p.m. and spoke to his wife by phone on his way to Red Springs in Robeson County, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin said. A friend said he had a brief conversation with Chambers in Red Springs, and then he headed into town.
Chambers hasn’t been seen or heard from since that general time frame, Peterkin said.
Chambers is described as a black man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion.
He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt with a red logo, black shorts, black and red tennis shoes and a money clip.
He was driving a green, four-door 1993 Toyota Camry, with state tag YZF-4849. The Camry has chrome rims and clear paint peeling off its hood.
Anyone with information on Chambers’ whereabouts should call the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at 910-875-5111.
Sep 18, 2010
By James Halpin
RAEFORD – Hoke County lawmen say a Raeford man who vanished two weeks ago may be a victim of foul play.
Roger Jermaine “Jay” Chambers, 34, was last seen by a family friend after arriving in the Red Springs area the evening of Sept. 4, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said. Since then, there hasn’t been any activity on his bank account or any other sign of him, he said.
“Everything’s wrong,” Peterkin said. “There’s no trace of nothing dealing with this guy anywhere. Nothing at all. His car can’t be found, nothing that he was wearing. I mean, it’s just like he disappeared.”
Chambers left his home in the 3600 block of Army Road about 6:15 p.m. without saying exactly where he was going, only that it was in the Red Springs area, Peterkin said. But Chambers has friends there, so it wasn’t unusual for him to travel to the area, he said.
His wife, Cynthia, talked to him by phone shortly after he left, and then a short time later the friend briefly talked to him in Red Springs, Peterkin said. After Chambers left the friend, he reportedly went into town and was never seen again, Peterkin said.
By all accounts, such a long time away from his family without even a phone call is unusual, Peterkin said. Chambers’ boss told investigators that he was a dependable worker who never missed work, yet he hasn’t appeared there since he left for Red Springs.
“It’s just not normal,” Peterkin said. “We’re talking about a perfectly healthy man who drove away from home en route to Robeson County. Can’t get him on the phone. He’s not called his son, who he has a very close relationship with.”
Officials described Chambers as a black man, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. Chambers was last seen wearing a black polo shirt with a red logo, black shorts, black and red tennis shoes and a money clip.
He was driving a green 1993 four-door Toyota Camry with chrome rims. A clear paint coat was peeling off the hood, Peterkin said.
Chambers’ family is offering a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to his discovery, Peterkin said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 875-5111.