Headless corpse found near Midway

Published 4:25 pm Friday, April 8, 2016

MIDWAY – The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office along with members of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a suspicious death after a body was discovered in a wooded area just off a rural road in eastern Bertie County.

Sheriff John Holley said the death is being treated as a homicide.

On Thursday evening the Sheriff’s Office was notified that a civilian had discovered an unclothed, decapitated body positively identified as that of a black male at a site on Ashland Church Road, located off NC 45 near Midway.

Holley said efforts are underway now to positively learn the identity of the victim.

The only other information released to date is that the body was partially decomposed.

The Sheriff says anyone who can provide information in this investigation is asked to call the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at 252-794-5330.