- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say a 74-year-old man was found buried in a shallow grave in his own backyard in Morganton.

John Bailey’s sister-in-law, Glenda Clark, told media outlets she went to check on Bailey and saw blood. They called police, who followed a trail of blood to a fleshly dug patch of earth in his yard where Bailey’s body was buried.

Investigators aren’t saying much about the case, but say they have officers working around the clock to find Bailey’s killer.

Clark says she worried her brother-in-law suffered before he died. She says the person who killed him deserves the death penalty.

Bailey was last seen alive the day before his body was found.

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