Police: Death investigation underway in Lenoir

- Police are investigating a death after a body was found behind a retail store in Lenoir. 

On February, 21 2018 around 8:40 a.m. officers with the Lenoir Police Department responded to a report of a body lying in a creek behind the Dollar Tree located at 705 Blowing Rock Blvd.

Upon arrival, officers found  the victim, now identified as Fritz Allen Colbert Jr., 32, unresponsive in the creek. Colbert was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The circumstances of Colbert’s death are being investigated. Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.

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