Mount Olive Police officers responded to the 400 block of Henderson Street in reference to an unresponsive person discovered laying in a yard around 7:30 AM Tuesday. The officers found the deceased individual who was later identified as 41-year-old Michael Columbus Collier of Mount Olive. The Mount Olive P.D. immediately began a death investigation and is still actively investigating this unfortunate death. The deceased was later transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill where an autopsy has been conducted. The MOPD is still awaiting the autopsy results and report. The investigation into Collier’s is still ongoing. Further information will be released at a later date.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Mount Olive Police Department at 919-658-5031.