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Nash County man charged with murder

Posted July 27, 2011 9:25 a.m. EDT
Updated July 27, 2011 10:29 a.m. EDT

— A 21-year-old Nash County man was found dead, according to the sheriff's office, and another man is charged with murder in the case.

Deputies were called to a home on White Oak Hill Road in Bailey Monday about a possible assault. During a follow-up investigation, they learned that Michael Dale Morrisette Jr. was missing and had not been seen or heard from since Monday.

Authorities found Morrisette's body in a wooded area behind the home. The cause of his death was not released.

Trey Lee Emerson, 21, of Bailey, is charged with first-degree murder. He was custody in Wednesday in Norfolk, Va. No other information was released.