Body found, removed from townhouse as part of Winston-Salem police investigation

Police presence at Winston-Salem townhouse complex. (Adrienne DiPiazza/WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A body was removed from a townhouse during a police investigation at a complex on Timberline Drive.

Lt. Mike Cardwell said police came out to one of the units after a family went to check on another family member at about 1 p.m.

Police taped off a significant portion of the complex and were walking in and out of the unit, some of them in white protective suits, Monday evening.

Around 7:45 p.m. a medical examiner arrived on the scene and entered the unit.

The body was removed from the townhouse at about 9:50 p.m.

The victim’s death is considered suspicious; however, no cause of death has been determined at this time. The victim’s name will be released once family members have been notified of the death.

The investigation is in the very early stages and authorities ask that anyone with information contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.