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Police: woman found in abandoned car was dismembered

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com
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    - CMPD
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are trying to locate this "person of interest" after a woman's body was found dismembered in an abandoned car in northern Charlotte. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. PHOTO COURTESY OF CMPD
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    - CMPD
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are trying to locate this "person of interest" after a woman's body was found dismembered in an abandoned car in northern Charlotte. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. PHOTO COURTESY OF CMPD
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    - CMPD
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are trying to locate this "person of interest" after a woman's body was found dismembered in an abandoned car in northern Charlotte. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. PHOTO COURTESY OF CMPD

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have reclassified the discovery of a dead body inside an abandoned car in northern Charlotte as a homicide investigation, authorities said Monday.

Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, officers got a call about a suspicious vehicle that had been parked for several days in the 6100 block of Dove Tree Lane. The car had a strong odor coming from within.

Officers had the car towed to Crime Scene bay at police headquarters. Inside the car, investigators found the body of a female who had been dismembered.

Police haven’t released the person’s identity. But they did ask the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in photos.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; Twitter: @earriero
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