An anonymous person claimed to have seen a body in the back seat of a car in a field near the old Christmas tree lot around 5 p.m., Sheriff Johnny Williams said. Deputies found a body at that location, near Warrenton.
The body was sent to the Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill, where it was determined the man died of natural causes, Williams said.
The man's name wasn't released, but authorities said he was in his 70s.
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