Police investigating after body found near park in Whiteville


WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The Whiteville Police Department is investigating after a body was found near a park Monday.

Police say a city employee found the body of Cavon Jones, of Elizabethtown, near Rec Center Driver shortly after reporting for work.

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A driver who works near the Whiteville Rec Center says when he was driving to work around 8 a.m., he saw police surrounding an area of the park.

Police are investigating this as a homicide.

The scene was cleared later in the afternoon.

If you know any information, please contact police at (910) 642-5111.