80-year-old man found dead in home; investigation underway
Posted January 12
STATESVILLE, N.C. — 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.