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Body Found in Wake County

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RALEIGH — Law officers are investigating thedeath of a man who had been reported missing November 11. His bodywas found Friday off Ebenezer Church Road in northwestern WakeCounty.

The man's identity has not been released. A wallet was found at thescene and it helped identify the man.

Because the original missing person's report said the man had been shotand kidnapped from Durham, the matter is the city's 43rd murder of 1996.Durham police are investigating because therewere no initial indications that the murder occurred where the bodywas found.

An anonymous typewritten letter led Wake County deputies to the site.The writer said the body was found during a walk in the woods on Sunday.The letter was postmarked from Charlotte. Authorities are not sure howlong the body had been in the woods.

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