Death investigation underway after body found in Goldsboro motel

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) – Police are investigating how a man died after he was discovered in the room of a motel.

Goldsboro police said that officers went to a room at the Irish Inn on Sunburst Drive for a welfare check call from the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections Probation/Parole.

Officers found Billy Saunders, 40, of Goldsboro, unresponsive and attempted life-saving measures alongside probation officers until Wayne County EMS arrived and declared the man dead.

The cause and manner of death are undetermined at this time, police said.