Elective surgery procedures at the day surgery center at Lenoir Memorial Hospital were canceled Tuesday after a tragic discovery.
Officials say the body of a nurse anesthetist was found in the center this morning, about 6:30 a.m. A co-worker found the man's body. Officials went on to say there were no patients around at the time.
Kinston police are investigating but say the death was a suicide.
Hospital officials say they felt it was in the best interest of the staff, as well as patients, to cancel today's elective surgeries.