A woman feeding ducks at the Morehead City waterfront made a gruesome discovery this morning--a dead body.
A crime scene was set up behind the Crystal Coast Visitor's Center on Arendell Street.
Chief Wrenn Johnson tells WITN that they are investigating the death of Luther Toms, a Morehead City man who was 61-years-old. Morehead City police haven't said whether his death has been labeled a homicide.
Toms' body was found around 10:50 a.m. near the boat launch behind the visitor's center. Investigators believe it had been there since Wednesday night.
Investigators say they are now awaiting the results of an autopsy on the man's body.