Unidentified body found near entrance of campus

Campus police say there is no immediate threat to campus

| October 21, 2016
Photo by Pooja Pasupula

Photo by Pooja Pasupula

An unidentified body was found by police near the front of campus near the entrance, across from Robinson Hall in the pump house. Details are slim and the Niner Times will update the story as it develops. Students were issued a statement by the University via email about the incident, reading:

“The University was notified today that an unidentified body was discovered close to the entrance of campus. CMPD is investigating the incident. The police do not believe that there is any connection, nor threat, to the campus community. UNC Charlotte will stay in communication with CMPD and will provide any relevant updates, as appropriate. Again, the campus is safe and there is no threat to students, faculty or staff.”

Photo by Pooja Pasupula

Photo by Pooja Pasupula

The Niner Times was able to speak with Police Chief Jeff BakerĀ about the situation.

“The deceased has no affiliation to the campus at all, there is no threat to the campus community,” Baker said, “There is no sign of foul play . . . anytime you find a body, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police’s homicide department investigate under all circumstances.”

Photo by Pooja Pasupula

Photo by Pooja Pasupula

The body was reported to police roughly between the hours of noon and 1 p.m. Medical examiners will investigate and estimate when the time of death was as the situation continues.

Stay tuned for more updates as they come.

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Hunter Heilman Hunter is the current editor-in-chief for The Niner Times. He is a senior Communications major who wishes he were a dog and wants to pet your dog if you have one. Hunter has been a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) since August 2015. Hunter has been the editor-in-chief since May 2016. Please do not hesitate to shoot him an e-mail at editor@ninertimes.com for any questions or concerns and he'll be sure to get back to you ASAP.

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Hunter Heilman Hunter is the current editor-in-chief for The Niner Times. He is a senior Communications major who wishes he were a dog and wants to pet your dog if you have one. Hunter has been a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) since August 2015. Hunter has been the editor-in-chief since May 2016. Please do not hesitate to shoot him an e-mail at editor@ninertimes.com for any questions or concerns and he'll be sure to get back to you ASAP.

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