Lawmen Release ID And Photos Of Man Whose Body Was Found In Cemetery

Wayne County officials have released the identity and photos of a man whose body was found in a local cemetery.

The sheriff's office confirms the deceased as Jamie Lee Hinson, from County Line Road in Princeton.

The sheriff's office says Hinson is believed to have last been seen at the Doll Palace in Selma, about 2:00 a.m. on December 3. His body was found at the Evergreen Cemetery on Highway 70 West, west of Goldsboro about 8:45 a.m. that morning.

The SBI crime lab helped identify the remains. No information was given about the autopsy. This is being investigated as a murder.


An investigation is underway after a man was found dead lying on the ground at a cemetery in the east.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the body was found at Evergreen Cemetery on Highway 70 West, west of Goldsboro.

Employees of the cemetery found the person around 8:45 AM when arriving to work.

The unidentified victim is a white male, approximately 25 to 40 years of age, approximately 5 ft 5 inches to 6 foot tall, slender build with reddish brown hair.

A cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is planned.

The Sheriff's Office is treating the case as a homicide.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2010 at 09:33 AM
    im very very upset by whats going on with this stituation. I know its very tragic. I dont know whats going two happen two then but justice for everyone would be best. The who actually done it had a purpose behind it and knew what they were doing. I just hope the right people are convivted and the wrong ones are released
  • by Flossie Location: North Carolina on Jan 10, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    Dear Anonymous, If You Know So Much About Jamie Hinson's Mother Then Why Are You Scared To Post Your Name , Is It Because There Is No Truth Behind Your Story, I Know His Mother Personally And I Know She Loves All Of Her Children! By The Way Jamie Was Her Baby Boy And Her Favorite So How Do You Have The Right To Judge Her When Your Facts Are Completely Wrong, Jamie's Mother Had To Plead With The Father Just To Take Their Son In To Live In His Home, By The Way This Come Out Of The Horses Mouth That The Father's Girlfriend Complained The Whole Time Jamie Was Living In The Home With His Father!
  • by shannon Location: goldsboro nc on Dec 28, 2009 at 09:33 PM
    very very sad. how could anyone do this.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2009 at 06:37 PM
    anyone with information please come forward and help the police and family solve this tragic murder.his family is wondering what kind of person could do this to a good man also a son's mother his mom didn't really look concerned at all he lived with his dad because mother had no time for him in her life. he lived and worked beside his dad every day. mr. hinson is having a hard time right now and i pray for all his family every day and pray that the cops find this murder soon
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Doll Palace? What is that. Also, I pray for his family I hope they can find comfort in this at this time.
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Dec 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM
    Sorry for this family's loss. Again, WITN, what's up with the tiny photo?
  • by A son's mother on Dec 18, 2009 at 03:35 PM
    My deepest sympathy to this young man's family, especially his Mom. There is no love like a mother's love and I know she is devastated. RIP, Jamie.....
  • by looking for work on Dec 18, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    I met a guy that looked just like this guy today in Manns Harbor.He was lost and was wondering if I could give him a ride to Manteo.I told him no of course.Really strange and errie.
  • by sn Location: Princeton NC on Dec 7, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    No funeral arrangements have been posted yet! The family has decided to hold the service at Casey Funeral home in Princeton. We will keep you posted on time and date. Any donations to help out the family in this tragic time in need would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  • by ~*~ Location: wake forest, NC on Dec 6, 2009 at 10:45 AM
    I was riding by on hwy 70 thursday morning and saw what everyone knows what was done. I didnt look for more than 1 second and that verry sad image is still in my head. I hope and pray that who ever did this is found. My thoughts and prayers are with this family.
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