MOUNT OLIVE, NC (WTVD) -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was found dead inside her home on Thursday.
On Wednesday medical examiners identified the body as 72-year-old Joyce Eileen Law. No cause of death has been reported.
Deputies knocked on the door in the 900 block of McArthur Pond Road in Mount Olive during a welfare check when the occupant of the home told them that a dead person was inside. Deputies then discovered a body that appeared to have been dead for a period of time.
The body was removed and taken to Wayne UNC morgue and later taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh.
This case remains under investigation.
Wayne County woman found dead after welfare check has been identified