LUMBERTON — A Red Springs man found dead on Sunday bled to death, according to the Robeson County Medical Examiner.
Dr. Richard Johnson said 50-year-old Bracy Terry Lowery suffered a large incision to his neck and bled out. No other wounds stood out during the autopsy, he said.
No arrests have been made.
Lowery’s body was discovered at the home of a neighbor whose chickens he was caring for while the neighbor was out of town. The neighbor went out to check on the birds after returning home and found Lowery’s body in a wooded area, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.
Lowery lived on Flat Rack Road, near the neighbor’s Charlotte Road home. Lowery regularly tended to the man’s property and knew many people in the neighborhood, Sealey said.
The death investigation is being treated as a homicide, according to the sheriff, and some who knew Lowery believe he was killed during a robbery. Friends told television station WMBF that Lowery had just received a disability check.
“Right now as far as whether or not there was a robbery, we’re not going to release that information at this time because we’re not sure,” Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives, said Thursday morning.
According to Thompson, residents in the Charlotte Road area have been interviewed, including the homeowner who found Lowery’s body.