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Body Found in Wendell Rock Quarry

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WENDELL — Residents in Wendell, a town of about 3,600,are troubled by the discovery Sunday of a body in in a local rock quarry.

Wendell Police Chief told WRAL-TV5'sKelly Wrightthat the death is beinginvestigated as a homicide. The hands on the body were bound behind theback, he said.

The body was found about 5:45 p.m. by a Wendell officer on routinepatrol at thequarry. Thebody badly decomposed.

Privette says the body found yesterday was that ofa white male with brown, about 200 pounds, 5-foot-10, in his 20s or 30s. The cause of deathwas ablow to the head.

Privette says the body floated to the surface of the quarry after a ropeor some other anchoring device broke.

The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office in ChapelHill for an autopsy.

The last slaying in Wendell was in 1981, when a man was clubbed to death with a tire tool.

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