Body found in Winterville field indentified

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A body of a homeless man found in a Winterville field Tuesday night has been identified.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the man was 37-year-old Josh Malloy Webb of Farmville.

Webb died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to Maj. Paula Dance.

Although identification was found with the body, Dance said there was a delay in releasing his name until they contacted next of kin.

Deputies got the report about the discovery around 6 p.m. from a farmer prepping his field for spring planting. The field is near the end of Victory Lane in Winterville.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said it’s believed the man’s body had been there for more than 30 days. Coolers, pillows, and other items were found nearby.

Sheriff Neil Elks added that members of a church nearby had fed the homeless man previously.

 

 

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