CMPD: Detectives investigating death in south Charlotte

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating after a man was found dead near the woods in south Charlotte.

According to the department, officers responded to a welfare check call at about 1 p.m. Saturday on Dupoint Drive. After arriving, police found the remains of a man near the trees.

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Police say their first reports show the man has been dead for a long time, but a cause of death hasn’t been determined.

On Tuesday, CMPD identified the victim as 44-year-old Alex Zamora.

The investigation is open and ongoing.

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

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