New Jersey man’s remains turn up in North Carolina, was missing for weeks
GREENSBORO, North Carolina — The remains of a man who'd been missing from New Jersey for more than a months have been found in North Carolina, police there said.
Newark Police entered 24-year-old Bangaly Fofana, of East Orange, as missing persons into a national database on Dec. 3, according to an announcement from Greensboro, North Carolina police. A state medical examiner's office has confirmed a man found behind a vacant building in Greensboro was Fofana, police there said.
He'd been discovered in an overgrown area of a former Cone Mills property by a survey crew on Jan. 16 at approximately 3:45 pm., Greensboro police said.
Police said the death is being considered a homicide, but they're withholding the cause of death in order to assist with identifying the person or persons responsible.
The investigation is ongoing between the Greensboro Police Department and the Newark Police Department, police said.
Fofana had a criminal history. According to NJ.com reports at the time, he'd been arrested with more than $1,000 in counterfeit bills last year, and with more than $5,000 worth of drugs in 2015.
They're asking anyone with information about Fofana's death or disappearance to contact Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the key word badboyz. All calls to Crime stoppers are anonymous, and may result in a reward up to $2,000.