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Police: Body found behind mall now labeled homicide


Investigators with the Lenoir Police Department say a man whose body was found behind a local mall was murdered, and they are now investigating a homicide.

The deceased, who was identified Thursday as Wade Michael Taylor, Jr., 28, died from injuries resulting from a severe assault, police said Monday, January 28.

Taylor's body was found behind the Lenoir Mall on Morganton Boulevard just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, January.23.

Police told WBTV Monday that the investigation, which is being handled by LPD and the State Bureau of Investigation, is now labeled a homicide. They say it appears to be an isolated incident.

Investigators are interviewing friends and acquaintances of Taylor, and are seeking further information from anyone who may have knowledge about the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lenoir Police Department at (828)757-2100, or Caldwell Crimestoppers at (828)758-8300.

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