Authorities said 31-year-old Jeffrey Hunsucker had been called a"John Doe" because when he was found he had no shirt and no identification.
A woman who called 911 said she saw Hunsucker along I-95, near mile marker 169, who was staggering and then collapsed.
Hunsucker died Wednesday after being placed on life-support equipment Tuesday nightat Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids. Authorities say he died of congestive heart failure.
Investigators first thought someone beat Hunsucker and dumped his body along I-95. His van was found along a farm path not far from the interstate. They said a lawn mower has been stolen from the van.
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