FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s detectives have found the body of a man missing from Figure Eight Island.
55-year-old Benjamin Robert Williamson was last seen at 10 Beachbay Lane on Figure Eight Island around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff’s Detectives working along with the SABLE helicopter and the Sheriff’s Dive Unit located a car submerged off of a boat ramp on Figure Eight Island. After recovering the vehicle from the water, it was discovered to contain Williamson’s body.
The investigation is ongoing, however no foul play is suspected.
According to the Associated Press, Williamson was managing director and portfolio manager of hedged US equities strategy at Chilton Investment Co.