Body found in Cape Fear identified

May 23, 2008 12:58:47 PM PDT
The body found in the Cape Fear River on May 8, has been identified as Livest "Leon" Melvin.Melvin, 58, was reported missing by a family member on April 10th.

According to Fayetteville Police, Melvin's body was not officially identified until yesterday do to the state of decomposition.

Detectives are conducting an on-going investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding Melvin's death.