WAKE FOREST — Investigators have identified a man whose body was found near Falls Lake and whose death was being investigated as a homicide, Wake County Sheriffs Department officials said Sunday.
Officials said the man was Jose Manuel Perez, 64, of 12412 Schoolhouse Street in Raleigh. The investigation was continuing, and no further information was being released Sunday night.
However, the Wake County Sheriffs Office asked that anyone with information about Perez contact them at 919-856-6800.
A person who was out walking found the body in a ditch, called authorities and we responded, Capt. Jimmy Stevens said.
The body was found about 6 a.m. Sunday. Stevens said he could not comment on the cause of death and would not say what caused investigators to deem it a homicide. Staff reports