POLICE: Elderly Northampton County Man Beaten To Death

A death investigation is underway in Northampton county where authorities say an elderly man was beaten to death.

Authorities say 70-year-old Martin Powell was found unresponsive Friday morning off Bryantown Road just outside Jackson, that's according to the Roanoke Rapids Daily Hareld.

An autopsy is schedule for Monday. The paper says the SBI and the Northampton county sheriff's office are both investigating.

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