On Tuesday morning at approximately 7:30 am, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a white male that was found deceased on Pine Tree Road off River Road near Tar Heel. A man driving through the area contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the deceased person.
Bladen County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to the scene along with Emergency Medical Services. The victim has been identified as Zebulon David Nichols, 37, of 6719 Turnbull Road, Fayetteville.
The investigation is continuing pending an autopsy. Foul play is not suspected at this point.