Crime & Courts

CMPD homicide detectives say woman, 61, was found dead near business on Freedom Drive 

Police investigate after a body was found near the Shoe Warehouse in the strip mall on Freedom Drive.
Police investigate after a body was found near the Shoe Warehouse in the strip mall on Freedom Drive. WBTV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are conducting a homicide investigation in west Charlotte after the body of a 61-year-old woman was found near a business Wednesday night.

WBTV reported Wednesday that the woman’s body was discovered near the Shoe Warehouse in a strip mall on Freedom Drive. CMPD has identified the woman as Jennifer Ann Banner.

“This is an ongoing, active investigation,” CMPD said Thursday in a news release. “Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. “

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