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Police want help to ID body found in house

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on July 22, 2009 1:46 PM

Goldsboro police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man found dead July 4 in an abandoned home.

The unidentified body was found in a house behind Affordable Storage at 200 Fedelon Trail, off North William street, police said today.

Investigators sent the body to the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for help in identification, police said.

Medical examiners told police the man was white, at least 50 years old at the time of his death and between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall, police said.

Police also were told the man had "pre-existing injuries," meaning they happened before he died, to his left ankle and left arm.

The man had been dead for about two to three weeks before his body was discovered, investigators said.

Police said the man was wearing a short-sleeve T-shirt and "un-hemmed" Polo blue jeans when he was found.

Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said that police suspect the man might have been homeless.

"Anybody that may have not been seen lately, that would be someone who matches that description -- white, about 50 years old -- we would like to get those names so we can search for those people," Calloway said.

The sergeant said investigators have no current leads in identifying the man.