ELIZABETH CITY, N.C .-- Police Friday identified the man found dead earlier this week near Weeksville.
Sheriff Randy Cartwright said Adrian Donte Johnson's death is a homicide.
Johnson, 22, lived in Elizabeth City, NC.
According to the Daily Advance newspaper, Johnson's body was found in a lot off Esclip Road near the intersection of Salem Church Road.
The sheriff's office received a call about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday from a passer-by who reported seeing a body on the ground.
Johnson likely was killed there and just a few hours before his body was found, the paper reported.
Results from the autopsy haven't come back.
Anyone with information about what happened should call Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office at 252-338-2191 or the Crime Line at 252-335-5555.