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Body found in Fayetteville

Posted August 29, 2010 8:28 a.m. EDT
Updated August 31, 2010 2:21 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police said that a body was found at Eastern Boulevard and Grove Street early Sunday.

Police said a call about the man's body came in around 6:30 a.m.

Officers said they first thought the victim died after a hit and run accident, but now think he was beaten.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide and the State Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill will perform an autopsy, police said.

More details, including the identity of the victim, haven't been released.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call 910-433-1830 or Crime Stoppers 910-483-TIPS. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.