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Search Crews Find Body in Charlotte Pond

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have confirmed a body was found in a pond near Billingsley Drive and Randolph Road.

Dive teams were conducting a search for a reported missing person and found the body.

Family and friends tell us the missing person authorities were attempting to locate was 18 year-old DeMonta Gaither.

CMPD released a statement saying on April 27th, they received a phone call to report Gaither missing. The caller said Gaither may have jumped off a bridge into the pond off of Billingsley Road. The caller said Gaither had been running from the police.

The 17 year old with Gaither at the time told police that they got into the water and Gaither never came out of the pond.

CMPD conducted a dive team search and located Gaither's body around 1 pm.

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