Officers discovered Cheston's body inside his Raleigh home on the evening of August 21.
Cheston's co-workers became worried after he did not report to work for a week, so they called police. He was a grant writer for the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.
Police do not know exactly when Cheston died and a cause of death was not released.
His pickup truck was discovered the next day near his home but the license tag had been removed.
If you have information about the case, call the RPD's Detective Division at (919) 996-3555 or Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.