Lenoir Police report that a body was found at an abandoned home on Meadowlane Drive in Lenoir yesterday morning (June 3).
A 30-year-old Lenoir woman was walking to her mother’s house at about 9:30 a.m. when she decided to investigate a foul odor that had been coming from the house for several days. After entering the home, she found the body of a man face down on the floor with a belt wrapped around his neck and tied to a closet door.
According to neighbors, the house had been vacant for several months.
Lenoir Police Captain Brent Phelps says the victim has been identified, but his identity has not been released to the public, pending notification of family. The investigation is ongoing, but -- at this time -- Police do not suspect foul play.