Body found behind Salisbury discount store

A body was found behind an old discount store in Salisbury Wednesday afternoon, according to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office. 

The Sheriff's Office and the NC State Bureau of Investigations were following up on information involving a missing persons case from May when they discovered the body of a deceased person. 

The body was in a wooded area behind the Magic Mart building off of Jake Alexander Blvd. by a cadaver dog.  

The Sheriff's Office says evidence has been collected, and the remains will be send to the NC Medical Examiner's Office to be identified. 

More information will be released pending a positive identification.