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.