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Body Of Raleigh Man Found Along Knightdale Road

Posted May 4, 2006 11:55 a.m. EDT

— Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Raleigh man found along a Wake County road early Thursday morning.

Neighbors on Clifton Road in Knightdale said they called 911 early Thursday morning after hearing gunshots. At about 3:42 a.m., deputies discovered the body of Dontez Antonio Eason, 19, in a wooded area near the road.

Authorities searched the area and took several pieces of evidence. Two K-9 units also assisted in the investigation.

Eason has a prior criminal record in Wake County. His body has been taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill.