Thursday, July 5, 2012

CMPD Conducting Murder Investigation in North Tryon Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting a murder investigation at 111 Eastway Drive in the North Tryon Division. The call for service came in at 5:52 a.m., on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The victim has been positively identified as Francisco Morales Sanchez.

North Tryon Division patrol officers responded to an call for service in reference to a male subject lying on the ground at the rear of the business. When officers arrived on scene, they located a Hispanic male lying face down in the grassy area; he was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives will continue to canvass the area to determine if anyone has information that will aid in the investigation.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Burkard is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600