CONOVER, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Autopsy results for a deceased person found in Catawba County on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2002, ruled the manner of death a homicide, according to deputies.

The body was found around 3:40 p.m. in a wooded area on Lee Cline Road near Houston Mill Road.

Investigators are working to determine the victim’s identity; the person’s race and age remain unknown.

The cause of death is not being released at this time.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (828) 464-3112.