Missing Jacksonville man found dismembered in Detroit

Sheldon Prawl (Source: WITN)
Sheldon Prawl (Source: WITN)

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WECT/WITN) - A gruesome discovery was made in Detroit, Michigan that brought a missing persons case to a chilling close.

The remains of 24-year-old Sheldon Prawl were found packed into two plastic storage crates with tops, loosely packed with concrete according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit, WTIN reports.

Medical examiners said Prawl's body had decomposed so badly that it was unidentifiable by his fingerprints, and that only after releasing a picture of his arm tattoo, were they able to identify him.

Anyone with information on the murder of Prawl is urged to call Detroit Homicide investigators at 313-596-2260313-596-2260  or Jacksonville police at 910-938-6405910-938-6405. Crimestoppers, 910-938-3273910-938-3273, is offering up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

A cause of death has not been determined for Prawl. To read more on this story click here: http://bit.ly/1qxqllz

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