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By Holly Fesperman LeeSalisbury PostSalisbury Police are investigating a homicide after a body was found in a ditch on Brenner Avenue Saturday night.
“As far as we know now it’s a homicide. The victim was found in a side ditch out here, face down. We do not know at this point who he is,” Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm said Saturday night.
Wilhelm described the victim as a heavyset black male in his mid-20s wearing white tennis shoes and a tan T-shirt. The victim also had several tattoos but Wilhelm declined to describe them.
Police were dispatched around 8 p.m. but Wilhelm said he wasn’t sure who called 911.
“I’m not sure the cause of death. He has some trauma to his upper torso. … In all probability he was not killed where we found him,” Wilhelm said.
Police have no suspects, according to Wilhelm.
If anyone has any information about the victim’s identity or the crime they’re asked to call Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333.

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