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Body Found in Durham

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DURHAM — People walking along Umstead Street inDurham spotted a severely decomposed body in a sewer drainage ditchSunday. Officials have been unable to determine the person's sex, and thehead is missing.

Detectives have been working the area, trying to find some clues. Theyhave no leads, and neighbors say they heard or saw nothing amiss. At thispoint, no one knows how long the body might have been in the culvert.

The body has been taken to the medical examiner's office in ChapelHill, where further investigation will continue.

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