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Durham police investigating homicide after body pulled from pond

Posted January 19, 2015

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— Authorities are investigating a homicide after they recovered a body from a pond behind a Durham grocery store Monday evening, police said.

Officers were called around 2:30 p.m. to the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve between East Club Boulevard and Interstate 85 after volunteers participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project noticed something wrapped in a blanket in the water.

The victim's identity was unknown Monday evening.

The pond is located in the reserve, which sits behind Compare Foods off Roxboro Road.

Anyone with information that could help police can contact the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29325, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • William Teach Jan 20, 2015
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    Come for the shopping, stay for the murders!

  • stymieindurham Jan 20, 2015

    I'd rather live in Durham with it's entertainment, fantastic restaurants, unique shopping and outdoor areas than a place like Sanford any day!
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    Sure you do. But, DO YOU?!!!

  • ncsuweatherboy Jan 20, 2015

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    I'd rather live in Durham with it's entertainment, fantastic restaurants, unique shopping and outdoor areas than a place like Sanford any day!

  • arfamr1010 Jan 20, 2015

    Durham police are never board...always plenty of murders to investigate.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 19, 2015

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    Sorry to hear that.

  • eyeoneastsky Jan 19, 2015

    It is now being reported that it is a body. Many homeless in that area behind the stores.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 19, 2015

    Since it's in Durham, i'm gonna go with the idea it's a body.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 19, 2015

    Not a good area so it's that much more likely to be a body.

  • Anne Walker Jan 19, 2015
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    I hope it is an object, and not a being.