Doctor found dead in his home was under investigation


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Search warrants and court documents show a North Carolina plastic surgeon was under investigation for embezzlement when he was found shot to death in his home.

Authorities say Frank Buddy McCutcheon’s wife found the 64-year-old Buncombe County doctor dead on the couch in his Arden home on July 16 with a gunshot wound to the head. The back door near his body was open.

The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports (http://avlne.ws/2a5TCkv ) court records show the state Department of Revenue asked for payroll records and income tax returns from the couple five days before McCutcheon’s death.

The warrants cite a possible murder investigation, but no charges have been filed.

The warrants say a gun thought to be owned by the couple was found in ivy between McCutcheon’s home and his neighbor’s house.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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