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Body found in Fayetteville's Mintz Pond

Posted August 23, 2010 12:35 p.m. EDT
Updated August 23, 2010 6:38 p.m. EDT

A Public Works Commission employee discovered body floating in a company-owned  reservoir off Pamalee Drive in Fayetteville Monday morning, police said.

"They haven't determined the age, race or sex. It appears as though it might be a male, but we're not certain about that right now," said police spokesman Dan Grubb.

Nicole Stiff, a PWC spokeswoman, said the body did not pose a threat to the public water supply.

The employee who made the discovery talked with detectives for much of the afternoon.

“I’m told she knows the area very well. She knows the grounds very well,” Grubb said.

“This area is private. It is not supposed to be entered by anyone,” Grubb said.

Yet  neighbor Robert Lanier, who lives on Boros Drive, said people still get to the water.

“Sometimes they climb over the fence and go out there fishing and everything else,” he said.

Police sent the body to the Office of the Medical Examiner in hopes of pinning down an identity and cause of death.

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