Runner Finds Body In Morehead City

A death investigation is underway after a runner in Morehead City found a body Saturday morning.

Officials say around 7:25 a.m. they received a call that a “suspicious” man was trying to flag down cars in the area of Bridges Street Extension and Friendly Road.

When officials arrived on scene they found out that the “suspicious” man was trying to get someone to call 911 because he found a body near the road.

Officials have identified the body as 52-year-old Ernest McNair of Florida. Officials say McNair was living in a hotel in Morehead City.

At this point police do not suspect foul play.

The body has been taken to the Medical Examiners for an autopsy.


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  • by amber kirtley Location: orlando on Jan 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    i know this man and my condolences to the family and another thing i hope law inforcement goes above and beyond to find the real truth cause this is an ernest i know very well and something is wrong with this situation
  • by Liz Location: Goldsboro on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:41 PM
    Unfortunately, My sister, brother-in-law, and I saw this body at the same time the first police arrived on the seen. I still do not know how I am suppose to handle something like this.
  • by Fatty on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:06 PM
    If I run, I would be the dead body.
  • by yukon on Jan 7, 2012 at 04:43 PM
    Hope Morehead City is not getting like Greenville
  • by just sayin Location: the corner on Jan 7, 2012 at 02:04 PM
    Reason I don't run , the runners always find a dead body on TV
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      by 40some on Jan 7, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to just sayin
      Dog walkers too.
  • by 40some on Jan 7, 2012 at 01:38 PM
    Hit and run? Drunk walking?
  • by dirty harry Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2012 at 01:18 PM
    Wow of all things to find u find a dead person. Not surprised tho.
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