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Body found burnt inside Onslow County home identified

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

Medical examiners in Onslow County are taking a closer look at a body found badly burnt inside a home.

Law enforcement officers found the body Tuesday morning at 264 Parnell Road in Hubert.

On Wednesday they identified that body as that of 41-year-old Matthew Joseph Underwood

Officers found Underwood's body in the process of extinguishing a fire at the house.

The Onslow county medical examiner conducted an autopsy on Wednesday.

Neighbors say Underwood was a retired corpsman who worked at a hospital at Camp Lejeune. They say the neighborhood is usually quiet.

"That's suspicious to me, but until we get anything from law enforcement, there's nothing to really speculate on," said neighbor Ryan DeWeerd.

The State Bureau of Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are investigating.

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Deputies say the discovery of a body after a reported house fire in Hubert poses no threat to the public.

It happened Tuesday morning at a home on Parnell Road.

Deputies and investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and arson investigators all responded to the scene.

As the fire was being extinguished, the body of a deceased adult male was uncovered. He's been identified as 41-year-old Matthew Joseph Underwood.

Wednesday, deputies said the incident was isolated and there was no danger to the public.

ATF and the SBI are assisting the investigation.

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