SHERIFF: Man Found Shot, Death Still Under Investigation

Authorities say a man found dead in his Pitt County home last week died from a gunshot wound, but they're not yet saying his death was a homicide.

Danny Tyson's body was found last Wednesday at his Dynamite Drive home by a concerned co-worker. The 55-year-old man was found slumped over on the couch.

Sheriff Neil Elks says items were discovered missing from the home, but they're not sure if they were missing in relation to the man's death, or were taken afterward. Elks says there were no signs of forced entry into the home or any signs of a scuffle. He says they're waiting on toxicology and gun residue tests.

The sheriff said Tyson had no indications of suicidal tendencies.


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Authorities say there are still many unanswered questions about the death of a Pitt County man.

The sheriff's office is not releasing the autopsy results at this time as the investigation continues.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office got a call to the 16 hundred block of Dynamite Drive just after 8:30 Wednesday morning.

They say a concerned co-worker went to the home of 55-year-old Danny Tyson after Tyson did not show up for work.

Detectives say they could see from the door that Tyson slumped over on the couch.

Tyson was pronounced dead by Bell Arthur EMS.

Investigators say the last time Tyson was seen alive was Christmas Eve.


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