Edgecombe County deputies: Body found in ditch was missing man who had dementia

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office says a suspicious death investigation that happened Saturday was that of a man who had dementia who went missing.

WNCN reports a person was found dead in the area of U.S. 64 Alternate and Walnut Creek Lane, according to a news release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were on the scene, which is about midway between Rocky Mount and Tarboro, until around noon Saturday.

Monday afternoon, officials said the body found was that of a man who had dementia who had been reported missing. It’s believed he was walking, fell into a ditch and died.

Family members have been contacted. Officials said there was no criminal activity involved and will not be releasing details on the person involved.

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