Body found under bridge in Lenoir County

Death investigation in Lenoir County

SEVEN SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCT) – The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death along Highway 903 near Seven Springs.

Maj. Ryan Dawson says deputies responded to the scene around 11 a.m. after a body was discovered under the Neuse River Bridge by a fisherman.

Investigators say the victim, Jesse Arroyo, 56, was living under the bridge. The body is being transferred to Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The family says they have no comment. So far, there is no known cause of death.

According to court documents, Arroyo was due in Wayne County court Wednesday, July 15 for sexual battery charges.

The investigation into the death is still ongoing.

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