Body found in car at Durham elementary school

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A body was found on the property of a Durham elementary school Friday afternoon, officials said.

Durham Public Schools spokesperson Chip Sudderth confirmed the body was found after school hours at Eastway Elementary School. He said he believed it was found after school.

The incident did not impact student safety. The investigation shouldn’t affect operations on Monday, Sudderth said.

A neighbor told CBS 17’s Nick Sturdivant that he saw police on scene around 4:30 p.m. There was a significant presence in the school’s parking lot with officers focusing on a car.

At 7:49 p.m., Durham police issued a statement that said they were investigating the death. They said it didn’t appear to be suspicious.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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