Body found behind mall, police investigating

Jan 23, 2013 Full story: WBTV 36

Officials in Lenoir are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found behind a local mall, according to the Lenoir Police Department.

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Tedoe

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Praying for the deceased. That is so sad.
Tedoe

United States

#2 Jan 24, 2013
It was a homeless man.
Just Wondering

Morganton, NC

#3 Jan 24, 2013
This just sickens me! A young man shouldn't be dead because he had no place to go..and in this cold!! So very sad.
jtm

Hillsborough, NC

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Thank you for the prayers. He wasn't found dead due to the fact of being homeless. He was murdered. Being homeless had nothing to do with his death.
Leb

United States

#5 Jan 24, 2013
Have they released a name or wht caused the murder
how bout this

West Columbia, SC

#6 Jan 24, 2013
Channel 9 released his name but don't REMEMBER think first name is Ray?
My Conclusion

Hickory, NC

#7 Jan 24, 2013
by The Charlotte Observer and WCNC.com Staff
WCNC.com
Posted on January 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Updated today at 12:33 PM

LENOIR, N.C.-- Lenoir police and SBI officials Wednesday were investigating a body found behind the Lenoir Mall on Morganton Boulevard.

Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Wade Michael Taylor Jr. of Lenoir and are calling the case a suspicious death investigation. An autopsy is scheduled to determine a cause of death.

That investigation began around 1:46 p.m.
kim

Enfield, IL

#8 Jan 24, 2013
Rip micheal I've knew u since I was 12 this is hard to believe seemed like yesterday I seen u u will be loved an missed
John Taylor

Lenoir, NC

#9 Jan 24, 2013
jtm wrote:
Thank you for the prayers. He wasn't found dead due to the fact of being homeless. He was murdered. Being homeless had nothing to do with his death.
how do U know this and if U know something go to the police
Lenoir Native

Lake Worth, FL

#10 Jan 24, 2013
John I'm terribly saddened to hear about this. You and I have known each other our entire lives. I live in Florida now. If you have an email you care to share I would be happy to write you. I think the last time I saw you, your Mom was in the hospital. That's been a long time. God bless your family.
Jtm

Denver, NC

#11 Jan 25, 2013
John Taylor wrote:
<quoted text> how do U know this and if U know something go to the police
John, I know just as much if not less than you know, but people automatically assume since he was homeless he is dead. If being homeless was the reason for his death, they wouldn't be investigating homocide. They would just say the body was of a homeless man that appears to have froze to death due to cold temperatures... Wouldn't you agree? Believe me, if I knew ANYTHING I would have already told the detectives! At this point all we can do is pray for peace, serenity, for answers to unanswered questions and justice for Michael.
praying

United States

#12 Jan 25, 2013
I'm praying for the family that lost this young man. The lost of a child is the worst thing anybody can ever go thru.
Tedoe

Charlotte, NC

#13 Jan 25, 2013
Jtm wrote:
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John, I know just as much if not less than you know, but people automatically assume since he was homeless he is dead. If being homeless was the reason for his death, they wouldn't be investigating homocide. They would just say the body was of a homeless man that appears to have froze to death due to cold temperatures... Wouldn't you agree? Believe me, if I knew ANYTHING I would have already told the detectives! At this point all we can do is pray for peace, serenity, for answers to unanswered questions and justice for Michael.
Your acting as if you know something that the CSI don't. It said they was investigating it never said homicide your jumping to conclusions and that's disrespectful to the family and to the deceased if you don't know nothing then keep your mouth shut. Sorry Mr. John Taylor for your loss.
Tedoe

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jan 25, 2013
jtm wrote:
Thank you for the prayers. He wasn't found dead due to the fact of being homeless. He was murdered. Being homeless had nothing to do with his death.
suspicious death investigation. Not a murder.
Jtm

Lenoir, NC

#15 Jan 25, 2013
Tedoe wrote:
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Your acting as if you know something that the CSI don't. It said they was investigating it never said homicide your jumping to conclusions and that's disrespectful to the family and to the deceased if you don't know nothing then keep your mouth shut. Sorry Mr. John Taylor for your loss.
When the first reports... The original reports on Wednesday evening came out, it DID say "suspected homocide". My original post was made because one of the first comments was that he was homeless... I don't care if you live in a mansion, it doesn't give someone the right to take another ones life. And just to let you know, I will keep my mouth shut from now on... Because the more people like you talk like you know everything and the detectives not even telling the family much more than the media our nerves are shot! But let me make one thing clear to you, I AM FAMILY! Thank you for the prayers.
Jtm

Lenoir, NC

#16 Jan 25, 2013
Tedoe wrote:
It was a homeless man.
Coming from the family's perspective, this comment is disrespectful. You may not have meant it to be, but it was to us. When it comes to situations such as this, people should be really careful with their words.
David R

Lenoir, NC

#17 Jan 25, 2013
Jtm wrote:
<quoted text>
John, I know just as much if not less than you know, but people automatically assume since he was homeless he is dead. If being homeless was the reason for his death, they wouldn't be investigating homocide. They would just say the body was of a homeless man that appears to have froze to death due to cold temperatures... Wouldn't you agree? Believe me, if I knew ANYTHING I would have already told the detectives! At this point all we can do is pray for peace, serenity, for answers to unanswered questions and justice for Michael.
Im sorry to here about your son.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
David R

Lenoir, NC

#18 Jan 25, 2013
Johnny,I am sorry to hear about your son.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
country boy

Greenville, SC

#20 Jan 26, 2013
John Taylor wrote:
<quoted text> how do U know this and if U know something go to the police
JOHN IM SORRY for your loss i know you did your best for mike your are a great friend to all who you know and you did fine for your brother butch my thought and prayers are with you buddy
STFU

Lenoir, NC

#21 Jan 26, 2013
Hey YouDoucheBags...Do you think it's ok to be killed because mistakes were made in the past????Well maybe you need to take a look into YOU'R past,maybe YOU should run and hide...I'm sure YOU'R NOT perfect...Michael lived at my house for a lot of years and never stole anything!!!!!!!!!NO ONE...has the right to take anyone's life...and anybody that thinks they do because of mistakes made in life...they are THE REAL SCUMBAGS of this earth...Guess that means YOU....So really....YOU NEED TO STFU...and mind YOU'R OWN business...

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