(WBTV) The Rowan County Sheriff’s office is conducting a death investigation after a body was found near an elementary school.
Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at Millbridge Elementary School, which is on Ed Deal Road at 8:09 p.m. Friday, according to Rowan County Communications.
The deceased was identified early Saturday as 39-year-old Erasmo Garcia Jimenez, who resided in the Charlotte area, but his family was not certain of his current address.
The investigation into this incident continues, but Investigators believe this is an isolated event, and believe that there is no danger to any other citizens in the area. The body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Investigators have not said how the body was discovered or how Jimenez might have died.