A death investigation is underway after a runner in Morehead City found a body Saturday morning.
Officials say around 7:25 a.m. they received a call that a “suspicious” man was trying to flag down cars in the area of Bridges Street Extension and Friendly Road.
When officials arrived on scene they found out that the “suspicious” man was trying to get someone to call 911 because he found a body near the road.
Officials have identified the body as 52-year-old Ernest McNair of Florida. Officials say McNair was living in a hotel in Morehead City.
At this point police do not suspect foul play.
The body has been taken to the Medical Examiners for an autopsy.