- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

CERRO GORDO, N.C. (AP) - Columbus County sheriff’s deputy say a man whose body was found in his home earlier this week had been killed.

Sheriff Lewis Hatcher’s office said in a statement Friday that 70-year-old Victor Ray Mitchell had been reported missing from his home in Cerro Gordo late Monday.

Deputies returning to the home Tuesday morning found Mitchell’s body inside the home.

An autopsy conducted in Raleigh determined that Mitchell died of a gunshot wound.

No arrests have been reported. No other details have been released.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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