Body in burning Salisbury home was homicide victim, police say

A man whose body was found inside a burning apartment in Salisbury over the weekend was the victim of a homicide, police said.

Salisbury police said in a statement that fire crews found the body of 37-year-old Joseph David Walker on Sunday morning. Police have not said what caused them to deem Walker's death a homicide later that afternoon.

Investigators with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have been called in to assist in with Walker's killing. No suspects have been named.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.