Medical examiners identified the man found dead in a parking lot on North Berkeley Boulevard last week.
The N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner notified Goldsboro police that examiners identified Edward Earl Webb Jr., 29, as the deceased man. Examiners have not identified the time or cause of Webb’s death.
Each death investigation the medical examiner’s office conducts has a unique set of facts and circumstances, and the length of time it takes to determine cases varies based on a number of factors, said Kelly Haight, spokeswoman for the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The Goldsboro Police Department is not releasing any additional information regarding the death investigation, said LaToya Henry, spokeswoman for the city of Goldsboro. Police will not say if foul play is suspected. Officers also will not provide specifics, including who uses the dumpster area where Webb was found.
Police opened the death investigation after Webb was found dead in an enclosed dumpster area in a parking lot on North Berkeley Boulevard around 5:50 p.m. on April 1. The parking lot is adjacent to the strip mall where Staples, Big Lots and Books-A-Million are located, Henry said.
Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit opened the investigation after officers responded to the call, Henry said.
Anyone with information about the crime should call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a tip at p3tips.com, Henry said. Callers are anonymous, and people providing information leading to felony arrests are awarded up to $1,000 in cash.