Missing NC student found dead in Costa Rica

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – A missing Rocky Mount man was found dead Friday, according to officials.

Deon Green had been missing for several days off the coast of Costa Rica.

He was a student at UNC Pembroke but was studying spanish abroad at The National University of Costa Rica.

The Red Cross and the Coast Guard searched for Greene for several days. On Friday, the Coast Guard pulled his body from the water, 7 miles offshore.

A prayer vigil will be held for Greene is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Fellowship of Praise Church, 3201 Benvenue Road in Rocky Mount.

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