COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Columbus County authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that happened earlier this month.
According to Sheriff Chris Batten, 32-year-old Andrew Dunn was found dead inside the home off Old Lake Road around 8:30 Sunday morning.
Dunn's next door neighbor, Amber Waddell, said the mobile home was still standing at 5:00 Sunday morning, but when she woke up again three hours later it was destroyed.
At first look, authorities did not suspect foul play, but autopsy results found Dunn suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The official cause of death is not known at this time, but foul play is now suspected in both the gunshot wounds and the fire.
According to Batten, detectives are interviewing family members and neighbors but have not named a person of interest in this case.