CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), has issued the following statement:
“I was informed by the Union County Sheriff’s office this morning that a deceased body of a male was found in the bushes of the island in front of the SES campus. Evidently, this person died or was killed in another location and was left on our campus. The police are investigating and said their forensic investigation of the scene has concluded. They assured me there was no break-in to the SES building.
“First and foremost, we all need to pray for this victim whatever the circumstances, and for his family as they will be grieving the loss of their loved one. It is at times like this we are reminded of the fragility of life and of the comfort and security of eternal life we have as disciples of our Savior.”
The body was found Saturday morning on Tilley Morris Road and deputies were on the scene investigating the death. Southern Evangelical Seminary is located in the 3000 block of the road.
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