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Craven Co Deputies identify homicide victim

DOVER, NC (WNCT) - The Craven County Sheriff's Office is investigating a man's death.

On Wednesday, deputies recovered the body Robert Wayne Tripp, 27, in an overgrown yard. It happened near a home in the 1200 block of Dover Fort Barnwell Road. According to officials Tripp appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Family members found him when they stopped by his home to visit.

Sheriff Jerry Monette told WNCT the victim's uncle went looking for him after he did not show up for work.

The Sheriff of Craven County requests anyone with information about this case to please call the Craven County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division at 636-6632.

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