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Body found behind Butner Burger King

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BUTNER, N.C. -

Police are investigating a body found Tuesday morning behind a Burger King in Butner.

Butner Public Safety said a tree worker reported seeing a dead body in the dumpster pit behind the Burger King on NC Hwy 56 in Butner while trimming a nearby tree around 9:30 a.m.

Police say Jerry Lee Curtis, 59, appeared to have been dead for at least 24 hours. Police say Curtis had no permanent address and he was known to stay at various locations in southern Granville County.

Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play and drug paraphernalia was found near his body.

BPS is waiting on toxicology reports to aid in determining a cause of death.

Anyone with information in the death is asked to contact Sgt. CS Massey at (919) 575-6561 x103.

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