Sheriff: man found dead on roadside, natural causes

ORIENTAL - A man was found dead in Oriental on Christmas Day.

According to Pamlico County Sheriff Billy Sawyer, 59-year-old Dickie Tyrone Coleman died of natural causes, but was found on Silver Brook road in the afternoon, Wednesday.

The sheriff said an autopsy was conducted on Coleman which lead investigators to believe he died naturally.

Coleman is listed at a Silver Brook Rd. address.

An obituary state his funeral is set for Monday, December 30.

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