- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Carolina are investigating after a man was found dead in the middle of a street.

Police tell local news outlets that officers responded early Monday to a report of a man lying in a Rocky Mount road. The man was identified as 65-year-old James Earl Harper.

Police say they believe the man was assaulted and died from his injuries.

Further information hasn’t been released.

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