PINETOPS, N.C. (WNCN) - A man was found shot to death Thursday in a wooded area just outside of Pinetops, the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies were investigating a tip concerning a missing person when a body was found around 10 a.m. near the intersection of Davistown-Mercer and Jenkins Farm roads outside of Pinetops.
The body was later identified as Jamarcus Sellers.
He had been shot to death, the sheriff's office said.
The Rocky Mount Police Department Crime Scene Unit responded. The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office asked for their assistance processing Sellers' vehicle.
The Nash County Sheriff's Office and Pinetops Police Department assisted in the investigation.
Detectives are working leads and developing people of interest.
If you saw something suspicious or heard gunshots in this area on Tuesday, February 5 around 9:30-10 PM, please call 252-641-7911 to give this information.