• Body found near uptown Charlotte ruled a homicide, police say


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives determined Tuesday that a man’s body that was found over the weekend near uptown Charlotte was the result of a homicide.

    Officers and paramedics were called around 1:15 p.m. Saturday to the 900 block of North College Street, where they found Joseph Bellamy suffering from unknown trauma.

    Detectives canvassed the area and located witnesses to the incident.

    The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office contacted police Tuesday and presented their findings. Based on the information, investigators determined that Bellamy’s death is a homicide.

    No arrests have been made.

    This is the city’s 63rd homicide of 2017.

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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