Updated 07/16/2012 03:56 PM
Morning wreck leads to missing persons investigation
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PINEVILLE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the tag of a car discovered in a wooded area Monday near Interstate 77 matches the tag in a missing persons case.
State Highway Patrol found the car Monday morning while investigating another wreck at I-77 and I-485 in Pineville. Officers said the tag matches the car listed to Max Espinoza, a Charlotte DJ who's been missing for months.
A body was inside the car and authorities said they believe it had been there for months.
Officers said the medical examiner will have to confirm the body is Espinoza.