BURLINGTON, N.C. — Authorities on Tuesday released a composite sketch of an Alamance County homicide victim who they are working to identify.
According to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded shortly after 9 a.m. Friday to the 300 block of Louis Graham Road.
A property owner who was passing through some of his land told deputies he spotted what he first thought to be a manikin about 30 yards from the roadway near an abandoned structure. When he got closer, he discovered it to be a body, deputies said.
Deputies say the victim’s body “experienced significant trauma” and no identification was on his person.
They believe he had been dead for less than 24 hours by the time his body was discovered.
Deputies say evidence at the scene indicates the victim was killed at a location other than where his body was found.
As of Wednesday, deputies said they did not have any leads in the case.
Investigators are waiting on autopsy results, but the victim is described as a black male over the age of 20 with a height of 5’7″ and a weight of 160 pounds. Deputies say his lower-teeth are “somewhat crooked” and he has had some form of reconstructive dental work.
The victim was wearing a red T-shirt with images of M&M candy on the front, Evolution brand jeans with a distinctive red “W” on the back pocket, a brown belt with a “western” style appearance and various inlays around it and white, high-top Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.
Deputies added Wednesday that a jacket with a Texas A&M logo was also found on the victim. He also had a pack of Newport cigarettes.
No other details were immediately available.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (336) 570-6300 or their local law enforcement agency.