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Body found outside Catawba County home considered suspicious death

The body was found outside a home on Riverbend Road Wednesday afternoon.
The body was found outside a home on Riverbend Road Wednesday afternoon.
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 12:45 AM EDT
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A body found outside a Catawba County home is being considered a suspicious death, officials say.

The body was found outside a home on Riverbend Road Wednesday afternoon. A death investigation is underway as the death is being called suspicious.

The person who was found dead has been identified as 51-year-old William David Crowder.

The cause and manner of Crowder’s death remains unknown as of now. Sheriff’s Investigators are awaiting final results of an autopsy performed by the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Sheriff’s Investigators are continuing to follow leads and did not provide any other details.

Anyone with information concerning Crowder or his death is asked to contact the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 828-464-3112.

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