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Man Found Dead In Field Near Raeford

Posted August 7, 2005 4:55 a.m. EDT

— A man was found dead in a field near Raeford Sunday morning, deputies said.

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office said a man's body was discovered at about 11 a.m. Sunday in a field off of

McFarland Blue Road

.

Deputies do not know the identity of the male. They said the victim was Hispanic and between the ages of 25 and 30. The victim was found wearing only a white T-shirt and his underwear.

Deputies said they were treating the investigation as a homicide, and it appeared that the body was dumped in the field.

The body has been sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, deputies said.