New Bern police say a man found dead in his home Sunday likely passed away from natural causes.
Police went to check on 43-year-old Corey Mitchell at his home on Second Street Sunday after a friend called police, worried because they couldn't get in touch with Mitchell.
Police say an autopsy is planned to determine why Mitchell died, but the death does not appear to be suspicious.
Police tell us a 43-year-old black man was found dead in his home located on the 700th block of 2nd Avenue in New Bern.
A friend called police to do a welfare check close to 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Police haven't said whether foul play is suspected.
We will update you as information becomes available.