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Body found at abandoned Greensboro factory identified; death deemed homicide

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Greensboro police on the scene at 1700 Fairview St. where a body was located on Jan. 16, 2017. (WGHP)

Greensboro police on the scene at 1700 Fairview St. where a body was located on Jan. 16, 2017. (WGHP)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The body found at the site of an abandoned Greensboro factory has been identified and the death has been ruled a homicide, according to a news release from Greensboro police.

Bangaly Fofana

Bangaly Fofana

Preliminary autopsy results identified the remains of a man found behind a building at the abandoned Proximity Print Works factory, at 1700 Fairview St., as 24-year-old Bangaly Fofana, of East Orange, New Jersey.

Officers responded to the site on Monday at about 3:45 p.m. after a report came in that a body was located.

Newark police entered Fofana as a missing person in a national database on Dec. 3, 2016. Detectives there believed he may have been traveling to Greensboro for a possible business venture.

Greensboro police have not released how they believe Fofana was killed.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.