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2 from Charlotte found dead in car in Cabarrus

The bodies of a man and woman from Charlotte were found inside a car parked in a wooded area off a highway in southwest Cabarrus County, authorities said Saturday.

Investigators said they don’t believe a third party was involved in the deaths.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said it was contacted about 10:15 p.m. Friday by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, asking deputies to look for a missing Charlotte man, Enver Catic, in the area around the 600 block of N.C. 24/27, about 5 miles east of Interstate 485 and midway between Mint Hill and Midland.

After a short search, deputies found a Honda registered to Catic about a half-mile down a dirt path off N.C. 24/27 (Albemarle Road). Deputies said they found the bodies of Catic and Roseanne Christine Hardin inside the car.

Investigators did not give a cause of death and said they are awaiting autopsies.

Sheriff Brad Riley said Saturday, “All evidence at this point clearly indicates that there was not a third party involved,” and he added that Catic and Harden apparently knew each other.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Cabarrus County detectives at 704-920-3000.

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