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Man’s body found near west Charlotte park; police canvass neighborhood

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Investigators are trying to figure out what happened to a man whose body was found near a park in West Charlotte on Thursday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police haven’t identified the man, whose body was discovered about 11 a.m. on Chamberlain Avenue, less than a block from Martin Luther King Park and four blocks from the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.

It’s unclear how long the body had been there before someone called 911. The Mecklenburg Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine how the man died.

Police investigators canvassed the neighborhood to determine if anyone witnessed the incident, and police encouraged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can also call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with a homicide detective.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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