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Man Found Dead Behind Durham Apartment Building

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham police are investigating a homicide that was discovered Monday morning in the

500 block of Hardee Street


Police said that maintenance workers found the body of Marvin Marcus Blake, 22, of 508 Hardee St., lying in tall weeds behind an apartment building at about 8:15 a.m.

Blake, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had been shot, police said.

No motive has been established at this time, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Durham Police at


or CrimeStoppers at



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