A North Carolina metalworker is dead after being stabbed by a man in a home burglary

A North Carolinian has died after being found stabbed multiple times in his home in Durham, authorities said.

The body of Robert P. Allen was discovered by a woman outside his home Wednesday night.

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said a 23-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in the death.

The Durham Police Department said they were notified of the death by a neighbor.

The department said the home had been burglarized sometime between March 31 and April 1.

Deputies were called to the residence around 8:30 p.m. after the homeowner heard the victim say his neighbor was upstairs, according to a statement from Durham Police.

When deputies arrived, the victim was unresponsive and pronounced dead.

The homeowner told them Allen had been inside the home.

The sheriff’s office said Allen was a metalworker for ConocoPhillips, which makes sheet metal.

The company said it had no comment.