Body of missing Goldsboro man found on Tuesday morning

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Walter Lee Johnson (NC Center for Missing Persons photo)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – The body of a missing Goldsboro man was found on Tuesday morning in a ditch in the 900 block of N. Center Street, according to the Goldsboro Police Department.

On Aug. 9, Walter Lee Johnson had not been located and had not returned home. Investigators with Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) initiated a neighborhood search and began interviewing residents in the neighborhood.

The search was later suspended. At approximately 8:44 a.m. Aug. 10, CID investigators resumed their search of Johnson’s neighborhood. At approximately 9:10 a.m., his body was discovered.

Johnson’s family was notified, and his body was taken to the morgue pending an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The cause of death is still under investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department.

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a Goldsboro man.

Walter Lee Johnson, 71, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He is 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds with short black and gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen at 106 Swan St.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Goldsboro Police Department at (919) 705-6572.

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