Orange County

Carrboro police identify man found dead outside UNC building

Christopher Burnette
Christopher Burnette

Police have identified the man found early Monday outside a UNC building at 400 Roberson St.

Police Capt. Chris Atack said the man found around 7:30 a.m. Monday was Christopher Burnette Sr., 56, of Shepard Lane in Chapel Hill.

Burnette’s body is still at the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death, but police have said there is no danger to the public.

“There were no signs of foul play, and we do not believe that this is a criminal matter,” Atack said.

Local police reports show Burnette had been cited since May 1 with two violations each for public alcohol consumption and trespassing. He was scheduled Tuesday for a hearing in Orange County District Court.

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb

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