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Durham police investigate homicide at shopping center

Posted December 7, 2008

— Police opened a homicide investigation after finding a man's body in a shopping center off North Miami Boulevard Sunday morning.

Investigators said the homicide occurred in front of the Laundry King Laundromat in Wellon's Village Shopping Center, 1000 N. Miami Blvd. A Hispanic man in his early 40s was found lying on the sidewalk around 7:50 a.m.

Police have not disclosed the victim's identity or the cause of death.

Anyone with information about the homicide is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200, Sgt. Jack Cates at 919-560-4440 ext. 262 or Investigator Penny Stewart at 919-560-4440 ext. 244. Callers to Crime Stoppers never have to identify themselves.


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  • JEEPIN Dec 8, 2008

    I lived in the Wellons Village neighborhood in the 60's and early 70's when I was a kid. It was a great place to grow up!It's a shame what's become of it.

  • ideight Dec 8, 2008

    so is durham

  • 68_polara Dec 8, 2008

    Sorry to read this. Please beware Wellon's Village is a bad place.