Body found near Lake James, investigation underway


2015-05-26DevelopingPRESS RELEASE

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a possible body found near Crescent Woods Road, Morganton, off of Hwy. 126 near Lake James on Sunday, June 26th. Deputies arrived at approximately 8:54 p.m. and confirmed the death. Burke County Sheriff’s Office Detectives initiated a death investigation and subsequently identified the victim as Demetrius Marcellus Chisholm, B/M, DOB 11-5-1988 (Age 27) from Charlotte, NC. The SBI was called for assistance and the investigation is continuing. More information will be forthcoming subsequent to an autopsy and additional investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 828-764-9505 or Burke County Emergency Communications Center 911.

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