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Man's body found on Raleigh's Wilmington St.

Posted August 13, 2014

— The body of a 51-year-old man was found on the 3800 block of South Wilmington Street Wednesday morning, Raleigh police said.

Investigators are determining how the man died. No further information was immediately available.


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  • htomc42 Aug 14, 2014

    "Would a body of a live man have been reported?"

    Maybe. Don't know if it was reported, but I once saw a woman lying on the ground in the median on Western Blvd, just past the Varsity Dr. bridge. I pulled my car in front of her and called 911- she was definitely alive, never did hear what was wrong. A fire truck, EMS, lots of police showed up.

  • Amanda Alston Aug 13, 2014
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    this is also the exact location of the motorcycle death last week. i'd be interested to see how this plays out. prayers for the family of the man who passed

  • jbirdnc Aug 13, 2014

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    Body was found in ditch along Wilmington in front of public storage. For them to give an approximate age does point to it id found possibly on the body.

  • Steve Faulkner Aug 13, 2014
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    Well, if they know it was a 51 year old man, I am guessing there was ID on the body. I would really like to know where exactly the body was found-by the storage place, in the median between the 70/401 split, or by the Triangle Rent-a-car.

  • Nan Toppin Aug 13, 2014
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    maybe WRAL has a summer intern writing the web articles...I agree...when a body is found, "deceased" is implied :)

  • jbirdnc Aug 13, 2014

    I know this area too well. I have been here for over a decade. The riff-raff that goes on now in this immediate area is astounding. I'm more surprised more negative news isn't happening based out of here on a more regular basis. From the prostitutes that walk up and down from Days Inn to the opposite corner, to the strange dealings that happen on lunch breaks near the bus stop. I'm actually surprised the body is of a man. Too many woman are walking up and down this road and I fear for their safety.

  • Matt Wood Aug 13, 2014
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    "Body of a deceased man"

    Would a body of a live man have been reported? smh

  • Kristin Byrne Aug 13, 2014
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    Or maybe he just dropped dead of a heart attack?

  • Janene DiPierro Aug 13, 2014
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    He was obviously dumped there recently. Its way to busy of an area for no one to have not seen him and the storage place is always busy. Something strange, poor guy, prayers to his family