Goldsboro police make a gruesome discovery outside a vacant home in on Dakota Street.
About 12:30 Sunday morning police found the body of 48-year-old Donald Ray Battle of Dudley in the backyard of the vacant home.
Police are still investigating what happened to Battle.
His body has been sent to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for autopsy.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Goldsboro Police Department.