Police seek suspect in home invasion and murder

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SALISBURY — Police named a suspect Wednesday in the May 24 murder of a Salisbury woman and asked for the public’s help in finding her.

Sindy Lina Abbitt, 33, of 340 Adolphus Road, is charged first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the killing of 38-year-old Lacynda Diane Feimster.

Just after 11 p.m. on May 24, Salisbury Police were called to 325 Crown Point Drive, about a home invasion and someone being shot. Officers found Feimster dead inside her home. A second victim had been struck in the face with a weapon and was taken to the Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center, treated and released.

Investigators have not divulged what they believe to be the motive behind the homicide.

Friends and neighbors in the Morlan Park neighborhood said they were stunned by the slaying of Feimster, who went by the nickname “LC” was a longtime waitress at O’Charley’s in Salisbury.

A mother of four who had celebrated the birthday of one her children the day she was killed, Feimster was “a mother first and foremost,” former roommate Taryn Jeffers Thompson said shortly after the crime.

“She loved all of her children and they were a blessing to her. Everything she did and everything she worked for was for them,” she said.

Thompson also remembered Feimster as “a friend, a mentor, and a beautiful spirit. She was the kind of woman that would give you the shirt off her back and the last dollar in her pocket without ever expecting anything in return.”

Authorities ask anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sindy Abbitt to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.