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Body found in creek identified

Posted July 24, 2008 8:40 a.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2008 5:49 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday identified the body found in Crabtree Creek as Homero Suluga-Patricio, 26, of Raleigh. They have determined that he is a victim of homicide.

On Wednesday, a passerby called police at about 12:15 p.m. to report something in the water near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Lead Mine Road, near Crabtree Valley Mall. The Capital Area Greenway between Glenwood Avenue and Northbrook Drive was closed for part of the day Thursday as police investigated the scene.

Suluga-Patricio is a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s. His body was sent to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555.