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'Most Wanted' joining search for Best

By Gary Popp
Published in News on March 6, 2011 1:50 AM

"America's Most Wanted" has joined the effort to find Derrick Raymont Best, the Goldsboro man accused of killing 3-year-old Princess King one week ago at a housing community on Day Circle.

"This is the first time that I can remember that (America's Most Wanted) has reached out to us, and I have been in investigations since 1997," said Sgt. Dwayne Dean of the Goldsboro Police Department.

Dean said officials from the television show contacted the police department on Wednesday, and photographs and information relating to the investigation and shooting were provided for the website.

"It is another tool for us to get his face out to many more people, not just those in the local area," Dean said.

Dean said the department has received calls pertaining to the investigation from as far away as Creedmoor, a city more than 60 miles from Goldsboro.

"It helps us because of the viewership that the 'America's Most Wanted' website carries. There will be many more eyes seeing the photos, and that could generate more phone calls, which is good for the investigation," Dean said.

Dean said the police department continues to welcome phone calls from anyone with information on Best or the investigation.

People are not required to provide any personal information when contacting Crime Stoppers at 735-2255. People can also text information into Crime Stoppers at 273-6585.

The lead investigator in the case, C.A. Melvin, can be contacted directly at 580-4212.