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Elizabethtown man’s body discovered at Nolan Park

Whiteville Police are investigating a body found in Nolan Park early Monday near the recreation center.

The victim has been identified as Cavon Jones, of 414 E. Swanzy St., Elizabethtown. A city employee discovered the body shortly after arriving for work.

The body was found near a canal that runs through the center of the park. The State Bureau of Investigation and WPD were on the scene Monday morning, along with Whiteville Emergency Management.

Nolan Park was shut down on Monday due to the ongoing investigation and crime scene, according to the city’s social media page.

This is a developing story, and updates will be posted at as they become available. Anyone with information about Jones is asked to call the WPD at 910.642.5111.

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