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Officials identify cement-encased dismembered body

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The body was identified as 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl. | Courtesy: jdnews.com, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. The body was identified as 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl. | Courtesy: jdnews.com, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
This tattoo help identify the body found dismembered and partially encased in cement. This tattoo help identify the body found dismembered and partially encased in cement.
DETROIT (WJBK) -- Officials have identified a man whose dismembered body was found partially encased in cement inside a garage behind a Detroit home.
 
Reports indicate that the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body as 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl, who had been reported missing from Jacksonville, North Carolina last November.
 
Beverley Daley, of New York, says her son had been living in North Carolina for about a year before his disappearance October 30, 2013. Daley says her son wouldn't have had any reason to come to Michigan.
 
The cut-up corpse was found May 30 by a person who noticed an overwhelming foul odor and called police.
 
Authorities say the identification was made after police last week released an image of a distinctive tattoo on the victim's forearm that read, "R.I.P. Deisha" with dates written as "8/23/81-4/7/09" underneath.


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