Smithfield Police are investigating a weekend death. Just before 8:00am Sunday a resident at an apartment complex on Skyland Drive, off Highway 210, called police after discovering a body in an open field behind the complex.
Police said the victim was a man in his 40’s from Clayton. His name was not released Monday pending notification of his next of kin.
Police Captain T.S. Choe says a detective has been assigned to the case to confirm foul play was not a factor.