Deputies say they are investigating the suspicious death of an elderly man on July 4th.
The body of Ralph Jones was found late last night at his home on Slick Rock Road, outside of Goldsboro.
Wayne County deputies say friends of the man called 911. The 81-year-old man's body will be sent to Chapel Hill for an autopsy.
Anyone with information on the man's death should call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 919-731-1481 or Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.