WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police are investigating a homicide involving a dismembered victim.
On Monday, officers went to a townhouse on Timberline Drive at about 1 p.m. to investigate a missing person report. Human remains were found during the investigation.
The deceased has been identified as 75-year-old John Douglas Agnew. Winston-Salem police confirmed to FOX8's Michael Hennessey Tuesday that Agnew was dismembered.
Human remains were also found Monday morning in Randolph County by a Department of Transportation crew doing roadwork. The workers found the remains a few feet into the woods off of Canter Road.
Winston-Salem police detectives are now working with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine if the two are cases are related. Winston-Salem police have taken the lead on the Randolph County investigation.
Winston-Salem police are also trying to find Agnew's vehicle, a silver 2003 Mazda Miata with NC registration ZNY-4120..