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80-year-old man found dead in home; investigation underway

Posted January 12

— Authorities are investigating the death of an 80-year-old man found in a home near Statesville.

Local media outlets report that the Iredell County Sheriff's Office says deputies responding to a 911 hang-up call discovered the body of Hugh Lee Moose on Tuesday night.

Sheriff Darren Campbell says Moose had "obvious injuries" when deputies peered through a window. They entered the home to help, but found Moose dead.

Authorities haven't said how Moose died. His death is being investigating as a homicide.

Detectives are working to identify a man seen in the area that night. The man is between 25 and 35 years old and about 5-feet 10-inches tall. He wore light-brown Carhartt-type overalls and had a dark backpack.

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