Crime & Courts

Woman found dead Sunday in Steele Creek house is identified. Police call it homicide.

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A woman’s body was found in a Steele Creek home Sunday afternoon, and police are investigating the case as a homicide, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

The woman was identified late Sunday as Stephanie Potts, 35. The house is in the 13100 block of Black Chestnut Place, a few miles from Lake Wylie and the South Carolina state line.

Someone called police and asked for a “check welfare” visit to the house around 3:30 p.m., police said, and officers found the woman’s body inside.

Police did not immediately say what happened to the woman or how she died.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide detective or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester