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Man's body found in Johnston County home

Posted June 15, 2010

— The body of a man was found inside a Clayton home Monday night, Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said.

Neighbors noticed that the generator outside 419 A Pecan Lane was not running and went to check on the resident at about 8:15 p.m. They found him and called emergency personnel, who determined that he was dead, Bizzell said.

Sheriff's deputies and an EMS worker found what they thought might be parts of a methamphetamine lab inside the home, and they left the body inside until Tuesday morning, when a team from the State Bureau of Investigation was able to assure that the home and body had no chemicals that could present a danger, Bizzell said.

A hazmat team removed the man's body from the home. Authorities also removed items, including a gas tank and iodine.

The name of the deceased and his cause of death have yet to be determined, Bizzell said. He was described only as a Caucasian man in his 50s.


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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 15, 2010

    back2basics, good point. I also wondered why you need a generator running that much.

  • fire30506 Jun 15, 2010

    Thanks to all of you who are seeing that this case is still being investigated. I'm the daughter of the deceased & he def. was not a "perp" & not a danger 2 n e one! He was a loving dad & grandpa...& for those who care his name was Billy Allen Tisdale Jr.

  • iron fist Jun 15, 2010

    What's up WRAl why do none of my posts get posted. No matter what the subject is? I haven't posted anything that could offend anyone.

  • back2basics Jun 15, 2010

    let me re phrase- why would the generator need to being running to begin with- especially if it ran so much the neighbors notice it quit?

  • back2basics Jun 15, 2010

    I can't believe no one has questioned why a generator was not running or why neighbors would be concerned it was not running- looks like a regular mobile home to me not an RV or camper?

  • leo-nc Jun 15, 2010

    "I was looking at homes near here - I was told that Clayton begins around Polenta elementary - It is confusing. I still do not know where this is."---

    Unincorporated Johnston County that is served by the Garner Post Office.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 15, 2010

    "The Police doesn't even know if it was a "true" lab or not,so how does a few on here know?"

    We didn't say that. The article did. Read it. I'm sure they've seen plenty of them before and know what they're looking at when they see it.

  • wcumom Jun 15, 2010

    The Police doesn't even know if it was a "true" lab or not,so how does a few on here know?

  • The Deadhead Jun 15, 2010

    Just looked on some GIS. It's in Johnston County and probably has a Garner 27529 zipcode. It is not in Clayton's town limits. The rear portion of Pecan Lane is in Clayton's ETJ while the front is all in the county. :-)

  • CAVELADY2 Jun 15, 2010

    ok now that we have figured out that the address is alittle confusing, can we possibly think about the family that lost someone?? Yes he was doing something wrong, but come on people!!