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Durham police identify teen found dead Friday night

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Police have identified the young man found dead in Durham on Friday night as 18-year-old Zykari Rhone.

Durham police found Rhone outside in the 600 block of Dowd Street just before 10:30 p.m., and said they are investigating his death as a homicide.

Police didn’t disclose further details in a Saturday news release and said no suspects have been identified.

Durham police investigator T. Huelsman asks that anyone with information call 919-560-4440 extension 29341, or call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200 for a potential cash reward in return for anonymous tips that lead to arrests.

There were 26 homicides in Durham as of Nov. 10, the last date for which numbers were available on the Police Department website. There were 16 homicides by the same date the year before.

Police Chief C.J. Davis is scheduled to present the latest crime statistics to the City Council on Monday night. The meeting starts at 7 p.m in City Hall.

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