COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County investigators are looking into a homicide in Cerro Gordo.
Investigators say on Monday at approximately 11:45 p.m., deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office took a missing persons report at 848 Haynes Lennon Hwy. The report was filed by an occupant of the home.
Detectives searched the residence on Tuesday morning. While conducting a search, the man’s body was found in the residence.
An autopsy was conducted in Raleigh yesterday and the case has been ruled a homicide. The cause of death was from a gunshot wound.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
No arrests have been made and no additional information is being released at this time.