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Durham police identify body found in car in woods

Posted August 30, 2011 7:03 p.m. EDT
Updated September 16, 2011 3:13 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating the death of man found inside a car in a wooded area on South Roxboro Street last week.

They identified the victim Tuesday as 21-year-old Luciano Alejandro Cabrera and said they are treating the case as a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of South Roxboro Street to check on a suspicious vehicle around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. They found Cabrera's body inside.

The cause of death has not been released.

Another man was seen in surveillance video using Cabrera's credit card at 3:39 a.m. on June 11 at the State Employees Credit Union branch at 504 S. Duke St. Police haven't identified him.

Anyone who may be able to assist the investigation is asked to call police at 919-560-4440, extension 29335, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.