Police investigating after body found in Matthews

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Police are investigating after a man's decoposing body was found down an embankment in Matthews. 

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, Matthews police officers were called to the 1800 block of E. John Street near I-485 where a roadside cleanup crew found the body. A damaged purple and silver Huffy bike ws also found nearby.

Police say the adult white male was wearing light brown work boots, blue jeans and a multi colored coat with a distinctive print (pictured below).


Due to the level of decomposition, police believe the body has been there for several weeks. The cause of death is not known at this time, and the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner is investigating. 

Matthews police are asking anyone that may have information on this case to contact them at 704-847-5555.