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Autopsy: Body Found Near Neuse River Was Strangled

Posted May 1, 2006

— Preliminary autopsy results on a body found Sunday near the Neuse River show that the victim died of strangulation.

Two boaters traveling in the Neuse River near the Wake-Johnston county lines discovered the male body at about 1:40 p.m. on Sunday just off Mial Plantation Road.

Wake County authorities are still investigating and are treating the case as a homicide. Investigators still have not been able to identify the man.

Anyone with information concerning the victim should contact the Wake County Sheriff's Office at

(919) 856-6800

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