Man found dead by the side of the road in Henderson

HENDERSON, N.C. (WNCN) – A death investigation is underway in Henderson, police announced on their Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

According to the post, police responded to the 100 block of Pinkston Street in response to a report of a deceased person on Saturday.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Willard Harris Crosson, 44, of Henderson, lying dead next to the road.

Police said a cause of death was not readily apparent and Crosson will be transported to the medical examiner’s office in Raleigh for an autopsy.

A person on Facebook posted what appeared to be a photo of Crosson’s body and emergency crews on scene. The photo is unconfirmed and too graphic to post.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141, Vance County Communications at 252-492-0202 or Henderson/Vance Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925.

The investigation into Crosson’s death is ongoing.

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