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Remains Found in Conover are those of Human Male

Conover Police Chief Eric Loftin has confirmed that remains found at a home in Conover are those of a human male. The remains were found in a shallow grave Saturday, September 17, in a backyard on Fourth Avenue S.W.

Conover Police, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation all responded to the home after receiving a tip. The remains were sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The deceased has not been identified. Chief Lofton said the grave was not recent. It’s not clear how long the body had been there. No charges have been filed.