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Authorities Identify Body Discovered In Harnett County

Posted October 23, 2004 3:36 a.m. EDT

— Harnett County investigators are investigating a possible murder near the town of Coats.

Deputies say a driver spotted the body of 26-year-old Nasario Perez Ramirez on the side of Ebenezer Church Road Friday morning. They say it appears he was stabbed several times.

Investigators blocked off a mile-stretch of the road. They are searching the woods and a nearby pond for possible evidence.

The victim has not been identified. They do not know whether the person died at the scene or whether his body was dumped there.