The Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. S.B.I. are continuing to investigate the death of 22-year-old Cameron Anthony Smith, Jr. He died near his residence on Baily Road in Connelly Springs.
Sheriff’s Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 5:41 Wednesday morning (October 7). Deputies found Mr. Smith deceased at his residence from what appeared to be a stab wound. A neighbor was detained for questioning.
The initial investigation indicated that an altercation occurred at a neighbor’s residence inside a work vehicle. Mr. Smith then walked back to his residence where he died.
As of this late Wednesday, the S.B.I. was still processing the vehicle and the work vehicle. Investigators were continuing to interview witnesses.
Investigators are working with the District Attorney’s Office, which will determine how the investigation will proceed.
Anyone with information regarding the case should call the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division at 828-764-9505 or 438-5500.