Local News

Man's Body Found Near Umstead Park

Posted Updated

RALEIGH — Wake County deputies are asking the public'shelp in identifying the body of a man found near Umstead State Park onSunday. Cause of death has not been determined.

The body was that of a black man with a large tattoo on the outside ofhis right calf. The tattoo depicts the grim reaper and a heart. Thebody, reportedly found wrapped in foam and a mattress, had begun todecompose.

A cyclist discovered the body in a ditch along an isolated area ofReedy Creek Road about 3 p.m. Sunday.

The road was closed to the public as agents from the City-County Bureauof Identification and a sheriff's dog searched the area for clues.

Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.