Police identify man found lying in the street - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Police identify man found lying in the street

Posted: Updated:
Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a death in the area. Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a death in the area.
Someone reported Friday morning that the man was found lying in the street in front of a truck. Someone reported Friday morning that the man was found lying in the street in front of a truck.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department have released the name of a man found lying dead in the street last Friday.

According to Police, James Mitchell Bostic, 64, was found sleeping outside in a sleeping bag back near Third and Kidder Streets.

Neighbors said Bostic usually spent most of his time outdoors and are not sure what happened.

Someone reported Friday morning that the man was found lying in the street in front of a truck. Authorities say when they arrived on scene Bostic was dead.

The police department is waiting on a toxicology report, which could take weeks to process.

No other details have been confirmed at this time.

Copyright 2012 WECT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow