Man found dead in car on Foster Lane
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Salisbury Police have identified the man who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his car this morning on Foster Lane, off Morlan Park Road, as Rigoberto Angeles-Resendiz, 21, of Kannapolis.
Police say they have not had any involvement with Angeles-Resendiz prior to this incident.
According to Monica Duren, a nearby neighbor, about 15 elementary school-aged kids play on the street every morning before the bus arrives and came to her house on Wednesday, saying they found a body in the car.
The man is a Hispanic male, and, according to witnesses, he was in a blue Volkswagen Jetta.
Salisbury Police said a school bus driver was trying to make a turn this morning and could not because a car was blocking the road.
When he approached the car, he saw the man dead on the driver’s side of the car.
The call came at about 6:30 this morning. Early scanner traffic indicated the car doors were open and there was a great deal of blood.
According to a Salisbury Police press release, a couple of doors were open on the car and the engine was running.
But Monica Duren said after being notified by the kids, she walked down to the car and the doors and windows were closed.
Duren said the man was in his 30s and was still wearing his seat belt.
A neighbor, Risa Miller, reported seeing a black man with long hair walking quickly away from the area, talking on a cell phone, about 4 a.m.
Miller said her friend heard a horn blow several times at about 5:30 a.m.
Miller said the man was walking away from the area where the body was found and was last seen walking down Pearl Street.
Miller also said the Jetta looks familiar, but that she’s never seen the victim before.
Police are going door-to-door this morning talking to neighbors and police dogs are searching the area.
Neighbors around the area said they thought the man’s throat was cut, but Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins wrote in an e-mail that those accounts are incorrect.
Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to call
police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers
at 1-866-639-JAIL(5245). These calls may be made anonymously.
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