Dunn man found dead behind Spring Lake apartments

Devonte Squan Tart in a photo from Spring Lake Police.
Devonte Squan Tart in a photo from Spring Lake Police.

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WNCN) – A man’s body was found Saturday behind a vacant apartment building in Spring Lake, police said.

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The man was killed and then his body was dumped behind a vacant apartment building on King Street.

The body was found Saturday around 2:30 p.m. lying near the fence line, Spring Lake Police said in a statement.

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No identification was found on the victim, but on Sunday officials were able to determine his identity.

The victim was identified as Devonte Squan Tart, 24, of 1000 East Pope Street in Dunn.

The Spring Lake Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance and asking anyone with any information regarding Tart’s death, to contact Spring Lake detectives at (910) 436-0350 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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