The body of Clarence Jamel Blossom, 24, of Raleigh was found in the backyard of a home in the 200 block Colleton Road shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, after receiving reports of an unresponsive person.
Detectives have charged 29-year-old Maahir Sallah Muhammed with murder in connection with Blossom's death.
Muhammed was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon and transported to the Wake County Jail.
The investigation of the case is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the case to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.