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Body found in Roxboro

Posted May 2, 2009
Updated July 23, 2009

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— Police investigators were on the scene where a body was found near a trailer park Saturday morning, said Capt. Tony Kirby of the Roxboro Police Department.

The body was discovered by a 9-year-old child in the wood line between Lehigh Mobile City and Martin Street in the mid-morning.

The body was identified as Sanford Lovelace Reed, 29, RPD Lt. Todd Boycher said. There were no signs of a struggle and the medical examiner found no signs of traumatic injury.

The body was sent to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy, Boycher said.

A vehicle registered to Reed was involved in a short police pursuit Friday night, Boycher said. When the officer found the vehicle, it was empty in a nearby parking lot and the driver was gone. The officer did not get a good look at the driver and could not confirm if Reed was behind the wheel.

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