Body Found On Roadside

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.



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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.


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  • by get a life Location: greenvile nc on Mar 2, 2009 at 05:41 PM
    Dave i see your name under every story bout somebody black why didnt u leave a comment under the story about the white kids that beat a man to death with their bare hands???
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Mar 2, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    its funny how if you look at the message board it is always DAVE and few other ignorant jerks leaving the same messages about the same things. Dont you have something better to do with your times than be an insensitive racist moron? If not you are the one that needs help
  • by LaTara Location: Dixon on Feb 26, 2009 at 11:06 AM
    You know to all you people dat has something negative to him dat lets me know you have nothin' better to do & I wish you would say something negative around me about him..he was my ex for 2 yrs. 6 months & yea he made a few bad choices but hey no one is perfect..so dnt be so quick to judge & to his mom & dad I love you & if u need me let me knw...R.I.P BRIAN I still got mad love for you.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 24, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    I don't care if he was white, black, mexican, chinese, green, red, cuban, blue, orange, japanese, purple, aqua, dominican, korean, venezuelan, gray, gold, indian, samoan, brazilian, italian, finnish, austrian, algerian, egyptian, isralei, or saudi arabian. The point is that the boy passed away and we should keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. He was a human being that passed away at a young age. I wish the family the best of luck in the future as well.
  • by JM Location: Washington on Feb 24, 2009 at 06:44 AM
    I would just like to say that as individuals we need to be careful how we judge people. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes in their lives. Some choices we make have bigger consequences than others. No matter what the cause of this boys death was, he was someone's son and brother and family member, and we need to keep this in mind. I just hope and pray that the people who did this will come forward and turn themselves in for Brian's sake. To the Dollison family and friends my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2009 at 03:40 PM
    I am saddened by Brian's death, not because he was some poor black kid but he was a friend of mine. I dont know how this happened but he did not just decide to screw up his life. He had many family problems and truly felt unwanted. That is the saddest part of it. I am hurting for hit mother brother and sister I know they loved him dearly. Please stop assuming that he was just another black kid on drugs he was so much more than that.
  • by dawn Location: washington. n. c. on Feb 23, 2009 at 02:01 PM
    what diffant does it make what color he was, he was a person and some one's son. i am sorry for the family my heart goes out to you, all.
  • by April on Feb 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    Wow, I am truly saddened by the insensitivity of so many people that have commented this story. No one is above a tragedy happening in their own family. Just because someone is addicted to drugs does not make them a bad person...only a person who has made some poor choices and is probably now in too deep to get out on their own. He could have been a drug addict that was robbing people at gunpoint to feed his addiction but he chose to go and donate plasma for his money. No one is perfect and no one lives a picture perfect life. Let's all please have some sympathy for this 21 year old who lost his life prematurely. And to the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you all during this difficult time.
  • by Geez on Feb 23, 2009 at 09:52 AM
    C from Greenville, after all is said and done the young man, may God rest his soul, is black. Now....is your husband color blind and you owe an apology to WITN!
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Feb 23, 2009 at 09:35 AM
    No human being should be treated like this. May God seek justice toward the person or people who cowardly killed and dumped his body on the side of the road. To his family, my condolences and my prayers are with you all.
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