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Officials identify cement-encased dismembered body

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DETROIT (AP) -

Officials have identified a man whose dismembered body was found partially encased in cement inside a garage behind a Detroit home.

WXYZ-TV and the Detroit Free Press report the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body as 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl, who had been reported missing from Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Beverley Daley, of New York, says her son had been living in North Carolina for about a year before his disappearance October 30, 2013. Daley says her son wouldn't have had any reason to come to Michigan.

The cut-up corpse was found May 30 by a person who noticed an overwhelming foul odor and called police.

Authorities say the identification was made after police last week released an image of a distinctive tattoo on the victim's forearm.

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