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Gaston County Police Investigate Homicide

At 12:20pm on December 22, 2017, Gaston County Police responded to the end of Sawbill Ln, Gastonia, NC to investigate the report of a body found on the roadside in the Mallard Creek neighborhood off Crowders Creek Rd.  Officers located a male and determined that he was deceased.  The scene is a paved road that has yet to be developed with houses and the body was found by a resident of the neighborhood. 

Detectives are investigating the case as a homicide and are working to determine the identity of the victim.  Further details cannot be released at this time as the investigation is active.

Anyone with possible information about this case is asked to contact Detective Dalton at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.