UPDATED: 11 a.m.

Sanford Police are investigating the murder of a 36-year-old Sanford man at the Prince Downtown Motel on Carthage Street.

Marquas Sintress Roseboro was found in the parking lot by police at 5:55 a.m. Monday with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Central Carolina Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by emergency personnel.

No suspects have been publicly identified, and no arrests have been made. Police are asking anybody with information to contact SPD’s Investigative Division at (919) 777-1050.

The Prince Motel has long been a problem area for Downtown Sanford, as reported in an April 2019 cover story of The Rant Monthly. Despite suggestions then that city officials would work with surrounding businesses and homeowners to mitigate the crime and other problems originating from the motel, little has been done in the past two years to work toward change.

The Rant will update this story when information is made available.