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Burlington Police Department

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DATE/ TIME: 10/3/2013
INCIDENT: 1st Degree Murder Arrest
LOCATION:  Burlington, NC

CONTACT: Assistant Chief Chris Verdeck
PHONE#: 229-3599


On 04/24/2012 at approximately 0915 hours, family of Debra Dianne Sellars, B/F age 43, reported her missing. Sellars was last seen at her residence on Beaumont Ave. at approximately 1630 hours on Friday, 04/20/2012. Sellars is described as a back female, 5’8”, average build, with brown eyes and brown hair. She may be wearing a white, ankle-length, sun dress with dark colored flip flop style shoes.

She was operating a burgundy 2000 Ford Windstar with the North Carolina Registration of AME-6985.

If you know the whereabouts of Sellars we ask that you contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


The Burlington Police Department announces that on July 9th, 2012 Governor Beverly E. Perdue signed a proclamation offering a $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual/s responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Debra Dianne Sellars. Crimestoppers has paid up to $2,500.00 dollars in similar cases. The Burlington Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100.

One year ago today the skeletal remains of Debra Dianne Sellars were discovered in the rural northern part of Alamance County. The cause of death has been ruled as a homicide by the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office.


Today the Burlington Police Department arrested Rodney Lee Enoch black, male D.O.B 8-02-1971 from the Alamance County Jail, where he was awaiting trial on unrelated domestic violence charges. Enoch was charged with 1st degree murder for his involvement in the death of Debra Dianne Sellars.

The investigation identified that Sellars and Enoch were involved in a dating relationship at the time of her death.

After being charged Enoch was remitted to the Alamance County Jail and is being held there with no bond.

Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100.

Rodney Enoch
Rodney Lee Enoch

Debra Sellars
Debra Dianne Sellars