Missing Jacksonville man found dismembered in Detroit

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - A Jacksonville man missing since October 2013 has been identified as the person whose dismembered body was found partially encased in cement in Detroit.

ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV and the Detroit Free Press report the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body as Sheldon Shamari Prawl, who had been reported missing from Jacksonville, N.C.

According to Jacksonville Police, Prawl was last seen on the morning of Oct. 31, 2013 walking in the area of South Shore Drive in Jacksonville. He was 23 years old at the time, police said.

Prawl's mother, Beverley Daley, of New York, said her son had been living in North Carolina for about a year before his disappearance.

Daley told WXYZ-TV that Prawl had an argument with his girlfriend before he went missing. But she said her son wouldn't have had any reason to come to Michigan.

Prawl's cut-up corpse was found on May 30 partially encased in cement inside a garage behind a Detroit home, investigators said. A person noticed an overwhelming foul odor and called police.

At last check, no one had been charged for Prawl's death.

Jacksonville Police said they are working with the Detroit Police Department on the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact JPD Sgt. Mark Ketchum at 910-938-6405 or

Callers can also reach Crimestoppers at 910-938-3273. Crimestoppers will offer cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

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