Police said they were called to 69-year-old Peggy J. Faircloth's home on West Johnson Street Thursday evening to check on her after her relatives said they were unable to get in touch with her.
When officers arrived, they discovered Faircloth's body inside her home, which was ransacked.
Her body was transported to Sampson Regional Medical Center for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of her death.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Further details have not been released.
Anyone who has information about Faircloth's death is asked to contact the Clinton Police Department at (910) 592-3105, the NC State Bureau of Investigation at (910) 486-1262, the Police Department Tip Line at (910) 590-3009 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.