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Police identify man found dead in a field near Charlotte cemetery

The victim had apparent trauma and blood on his chest.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide on North Graham Street.

CMPD said it happened Friday in the 700 block of North Graham Street, which is near the intersection with West 10th street and the on-ramp for I-277 on the outskirts of Uptown Charlotte.

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During a news briefing, CMPD said a person saw the man lying in the field near the cemetery and went out to check on him. 911 was called shortly before 6:30 p.m., and Medic declared the victim dead on the scene.

CMPD noted the victim, who has been identified as 37-year-old Jaimeo Sanchez Simpson had apparent trauma and blood on his chest, but could not definitively say how he was wounded.

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Anyone with information is urged to call Charlotte CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600 or leave a tip online. All tips are anonymous.


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