Driver Spots Body Off of I-77 in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C - Police in Huntersville are trying to identify a person found dead along the side of Interstate 77 Sunday night, near the Exit 23 ramp.

The ramp was closed for hours while detectives collected evidence.

Officers told Channel 9 that a driver passing by around 6:30 p.m. spotted a body in the wooded area off Gilead Road as they were exiting.

Not much information has been released, and the medical examiner was also called to the scene. Officers said they don't have many answers yet but told Channel 9 the death could be a homicide.

The chief said a case like this is quite unusual. Since 2012, there have been only four homicides in Huntersville.

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