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Human Remains Found in Abandoned Shed

Posted May 10, 2007 6:16 p.m. EDT

— Police are investigating the death of a person whose remains were found Thursday afternoon in an abandoned shed on South Plum Street.

Officers were called to 823 S. Plum St. at about 3:45 p.m. and found a badly decomposed body lying in the shed behind a vacant house, police said.

The body will be sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and possibly the identity of the person.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 919-560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.