NEW INFO: Dead Body Found In Motel Room

Sheriff Ed Brown tells WITN News that the man's death has been ruled an apparent suicide.


Sheriff's officials say a man with a shotgun wound to a head was found dead in an Onslow County motel.

The body was found Thursday morning at the Coastal Motel on Highway 17 across from the New River Air Station.

Currently, officials are classifying it as an unattended death.

Sheriff's investigators are currently on the scene.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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  • by to enc on Jul 10, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    i know what you mean, i thought that too--you know, in the movies, dont people use pillows to silence weapons? it mightve sounded like loud tv to the other inhabitants
  • by K on Jul 10, 2009 at 03:40 PM
    No, it's anonymous. I think they paraphrased...and not well, I might add. :o)
  • by GBHB on Jul 10, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    The bible has terrible grammar
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 at 05:26 PM
    God said to Noah, “from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man” (Gen 9:5-6)
  • by shotgun on Jul 9, 2009 at 05:20 PM
    Cindi! What???
  • by enc Location: enc on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    not one person heard a SHOTGUN go off...? just sayin...
  • by Cindi Location: simpson on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    445:10-1-4. Unattended death(a)A deceased person must be under the care of a licensed medical or osteopathic physician for the natural disease process to which he has succumbed, otherwise, the death is a medical examiner case. Each case will vary and no hard and fast rule can be stated concerning the determination of whether a deceased was under medical care. Each case must be considered individually, but in general, the deceased should have a licensed medical or osteopathic physician assuming responsibility for their medical care within the last two weeks to thirty day antemortem. (b) There sometimes exists confusion concerning deaths in nursing homes. In many instances the dead person has not been seen physically by the physician in charge for a variable period. The physician has issued orders via telephone concerning the patient. Such deaths are considered "attended" since the physician assumes responsibility for the care and treatment of the individual. Whether or not he physically see the patient is a matter between the patient and/or the patient's family and himself. Such cases should not be accepted by the medical examiner for investigation unless the death was due to unnatural means.
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