Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) are continuing to investigate a homicide on Paul Lane, just off Coleman Loop Road. Deputies responded to the area at approximately 11:30 yesterday morning after a nearby resident found the victim lying in the yard and called 911.
The victim, James Otis Kithcart, 62, had multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Area residents reported possibly hearing gunshots at 3:25 a.m.
Investigators located a gun near Kithcart’s body, along with empty shell casings.
The OCSO is offering a $5000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Dylan Hendricks is the lead investigator. Anyone with any information is asked to call him at (919) 245-2951. More information will be provided as it becomes available.