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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified a man who was found dead in a west Charlotte road Sunday night.

Police said Brian Dale Jones was was murdered at another location and dropped off at the 8900 block of Old Dowd Road late Sunday night.

Police said an officer was conducting routine patrol of the area when he discovered Jones laying in Old Dowd Road suffering from apparent trauma.

The officer immediately called for Medic to respond to the scene. The victim was pronounced dead on scene a short time later by Medic.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

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