Death of man found Monday now being investigated as homicide, police say

The man found dead behind a home in east Charlotte on Monday was shot to death, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Tuesday.

Police said they’re still trying to identify the man.

Officials had to wait for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death because the body wasn’t discovered “for a number of days,” police said Monday.

A neighbor called police Monday afternoon to say he had found a body in the woods behind a house on the 1500 block of Medford Drive, police said. That’s near the intersection of Central Avenue and Eastway Drive.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester