Detectives conducting a homicide investigation in the Metro Division

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Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit have signed a murder warrant on Thomas Lee Davis, DOB: 03/10/1969. Mr. Davis is wanted for the 08/12/2010 murder of Linda Christine Wise, which occurred at 1215 Effingham Road. Anyone with information regarding this suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call our Violent Criminal Apprehension Team Hotline at 704-336-VCAT (8828) or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. http://www.charlottecrimestoppers.com/

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation at a residence in the 1200 block of Effingham Road in the Metro Division. The incident was reported at 11:57 a.m., on Thursday, August 12, 2010. The victim has yet to be positively identified; once she has been identified and her family notified of her death, her name will be released.

Metro Division officers responded to a call for service in reference to an unconscious female who was found lying on the floor inside the above residence. The Charlotte Fire Department arrived on the scene and located the victim lying on the floor suffering from apparent bodily trauma; she was pronounced deceased on scene. Metro Division officers arrived and cordoned off the crime scene. Based upon initial statements from neighbors, screams were heard coming from inside the residence and that when the screams stopped, a witness went inside the house to check on the victim. This witness called 911 to report the apparent assault. Detectives with the Homicide Unit and the Gang Unit are actively following up on leads as to the identity of the suspect. Several witnesses have been transported to police headquarters to give statements.

Crime Scene Search responded to the scene collect physical evidence.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Whitworth is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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