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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released the name of the man found dead in north Charlotte Thursday morning and say they believe he was murdered.

The body of 40-year-old Francisco Morales Sanchez was discovered near a building on Eastway Drive near North Tryon Street a little before 6 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they located Sanchez lying face down in the grassy area near a building.

Police on the scene told NewsChannel 36's Richard DeVayne that Sanchez suffered head trauma but did not say if that was the cause of death.

Officials first ruled the incident a death investigation but are now saying Sanchez was murdered.

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

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