Lawmen are waiting for autopsy and additional toxicology reports, which they expect to confirm their suspicions of how a Pitt County man died.
Pitt County Sheriff's officials reported Friday afternoon the body found beside a Pitt County roadway Friday morning was that of Brian Green Dollison, age 21, of Pitt County. He has family in Grimesland.
Officials tell us they believe Dollison died of a drug overdose at another location, and his body was most likely dumped off Highway 264 bypass. The body was found near the intersection of N.C. 43 and U.S. 264.
Lawmen tell WITN the person who dumped the body could face a misdemeanor charge of concealing a death.
We'll keep you posted on their investigation.
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body on the side of U.S. 264 bypass, which is named the Martin Luther King Jr. Highway.
Chief James Tripp tells WITN the case is now being treated as a homicide. Tripp says a passerby spotted the body around 7 a.m. Friday. The body was found near the intersection of N.C. 43 and U.S. 264.
Chief Tripp says the body is that of a black man, appearing to be in his teens or early twenties. Lawmen say they are now working on trying to identify the victim.
Sheriff Mac Manning says they now know the identity of the murder victim and deputies will release that information at a 2:00 p.m. news conference.