Man's body found in west Durham

Police investigate in west Durham.
July 10, 2012 12:39:30 PM PDT
Police were investigating the discovery of a body in the Spring Valley area of Durham Monday.

Seventy-four-year-old Donald Watson was found inside the bedroom of his home in the area of Regis Avenue and Freemont Road.

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Watson owned Biggs and Watson Wrecker Service, and it was one of his drivers who found the body in a pool of blood at 10 a.m. Monday.

Police said Watson had a history of heart trouble but were, at this time, calling the death suspicious.

Officials have not commented if they actually found any sign of foul play, but authorities went door-to-door to ask neighbors, like Patricia Cook, if they saw or heard anything.

"Well, they asked me that, and then I thought, 'Well, I didn't hear anything.' But everybody's been staying inside with A/C's running and windows closed. You're not necessarily gonna hear everything," said Cook.


Family members gathered around the house as police continued their investigation.

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