The Watauga Sheriff's Office is investigating a death at the Hound Ears development.

Watauga Online reports a missing person report on May 31 led to a search for maintenance employee Robert G. Presnell, age 47, of Linville, after he did not clock out of work for the day.

While deputies were responding, Hound Ears Security located Presnell deceased at an address in the community.

The Watauga Democrat reports The Hound Ears Club released a statement saying Presnell's death was a work related accident.

NCDOL Public Information Officer Natalie Bouchard said preliminary information indicated Presnell had fallen off a roof.

The investigation is continuing.