Police ID man found dead, on fire in the woods

Published: Feb. 25, 2014 at 8:18 PM EST
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GRANITE FALLS, NC (WBTV) - Investigators have identified a man who was found dead, on fire in a wooded area of Caldwell County on Monday.

According to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a brush fire with a fatality along Dishman Place in Granite Falls around 1:17 p.m. on Monday.

Investigators say two men were in the woods working on deer stands. One of the men reportedly could not get in touch with 65-year-old Carroll Junior Jackson, said to be his brother-in-law, and went to look for him.

Officials told WBTV that the man saw a fire in the woods and realized it was Jackson. He put out the fire and Jackson was found dead.

It is not clear if his death was a result of the fire or other circumstances.

Foul play is not being considered a factor at this time and the investigation is pending on the medical examiner's report that will be forthcoming at a later date.

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