Body found in Sampson County

July 20, 2012 12:29:24 PM PDT
Workers with the N.C. Department of Transportation discovered a body in a ditch in Sampson County Thursday. The body was found beside Brewer Road in the northeastern part of the county.

Investigators identified the body as 25-year-old Kim Douglass McKoy Jr, of Rose Hill, N.C.

According to officials, the case is being treated as a homicide due to obvious signs of trauma on the body.

Investigators are awaiting the official autopsy results from the Sampson County Medical Examiner's Office regarding the cause of death and the time of death.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Sampson County Sheriff's Office at (910) 592-4141.

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