WALLACE, N.C. (WNCT) — A suspicious death investigation in Wallace is being treated as a homicide, officials announced Thursday.

The Wallace Police Department said officers responded to an address on Glendale Village Lane on Wednesday around 9:30 a.m. Upon entry, officers found the body of Rocky Valentin Estrada, 23. Officials said he had been shot and that his mother initially found him dead. She had not heard from him for a while and, when she went to check on him, discovered him dead.

Police said the State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation. An autopsy was scheduled.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Wallace Police Department at policeinfo@wallacenc.gov, or 910-285-2126.