COPY-Passerby discovers dead body in Pineville

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

PINEVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Police are trying to identify a body that was discovered in Pineville Sunday afternoon.

The body was discovered along McMullen Creek Parkway shortly after noon.

According to the Pineville Police Department, a passerby smelled something and looked down on the ground.  The passerby then saw a body and immediately called police.

Police say the body had been there for several days.  The body was removed from the area after 6:30 p.m. once investigators collected evidence at the scene.

The victim appears to be a white or Hispanic male between 25 and 35 years old.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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