As part of theinvestigation into the disappearance of 26-year-old Darwin “DJ” Turner, investigators on Monday discovered a body buried in a “rudimentary” grave in the 1100 block of Mahogany Road, according to a statement by The Statesville Police Department.
The discovery was made after officers received information in the missing person investigation.
After the body was found Monday, the scene was secured and authorities returned Tuesday morning to begin excavation. Statesville police officers were assisted by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and investigators with the States Bureau of Investigation.
Turner was last seen on March 16 or 17 at a residence in the 1900 block of East Cloaninger Street, police said. Family reported the disappearance to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.