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Durham police investigate death of man found on railroad trestle

Posted November 22, 2016


— Durham police are investigation after a body was found near railroad tracks Monday morning.

Officers responded to railroad tracks near N.C. Highway 55 and Carpenter Fletcher Road late Monday morning in response to a report of a man lying on a railroad trestle.

The man, identified as Javan Burt, 29, of Durham, died of an apparent gunshot wound, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No charges have been filed.

Anybody with information is asked to call Durham Police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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