UPDATE: Columbus Co. investigators identify murder victim
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County investigators say the man found dead at a Cerro Gordo home Tuesday morning has been identified as Victor Ray Mitchell, who they say lived there.
They say the 70-year-old man’s body was found Tuesday morning when detectives searched the home at 848 Haynes Lennon Hwy. after a missing persons report was filed by a resident at the home late Monday night.
While deputies were searching, they say that’s when the man’s body was found inside the home. An autopsy was conducted in Raleigh Wednesday, and the case has been ruled a homicide. Investigators say an autopsy revealed that the man died from a gunshot wound.