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Updated: 9:14 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | Posted: 3:43 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013
By Trish Williford
ALBEMARLE, N.C. —
State investigators in Stanly County continued to collect evidence overnight after they said a body was found duct-taped in the basement of a home outside of Albemarle.Sheriff’s deputies said they found a man tied to a chair, dead at the home on Groves Avenue.Investigators have not released much more information, but Channel 9 is expecting a press conference Tuesday morning.Deputies had the road partially blocked off for their investigation.Family members of the confirmed to Channel 9 the victim is Jason Burleson.Investigators have not said how he died or when, but did say it does not look like he had been shot.Channel 9 cameras saw investigators focus on a silver car not far from the house. It is unclear how significant that car is in the case.While deputies look for answers, neighbors say they are shaken. “It’s like everybody is putting on the brakes saying, ‘What is going on. What’s happening,’” said resident David Myers.
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