Homicide investigation underway after body found near Lake James

- UPDATE: (5:40 p.m. 6/29/16) The death investigation on Demetrius Marcellus Chisholm, 27, has been determined to be a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office and SBI said they continue to investigate the incident and interview witnesses. 

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Sheriff's deputies say they hope the results of an autopsy on a man's body found on the side of the road near Lake James over the weekend in Morganton will provide some answers.

The body of Demetrius Marcellus Chisholm, 27, of Charlotte was found just before 9 p.m. Sunday near Crescent Woods Road off Hwy. 126, according to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Authorities say an autopsy is being performed on the body and that they are hope to release more information soon.

No other details have been released. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 828-764-9505.

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