Durham police investigating homicide after body pulled from pond
Posted January 19, 2015
Durham, N.C. — 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.