A Perquimans County man last seen Saturday night was found dead along a road by a bicyclist Tuesday afternoon.
The Perquimans County Sheriff's Office says the individual, identified as 27-year-old Chad Colson, had multiple lacerations to his upper torso.
Colson's body was found alongside Holiday Island Road near Pender Road around lunchtime.
The body did not have identification on it when it was found. The sheriff's office says they were able to make a positive I.D. from a past arrest record that they had.
The death is being treated as a homicide at this time.
The sheriff's office is waiting for an autopsy report to confirm Colson's cause of death.