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.