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WPD says body found was a "familiar figure"

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A dead body turned up in a shallow pond in Wilmington this morning. The body was found in a retention pond behind Lowe's at the corner of S. College Road and New Centre Drive.

According to Wilmington Police, the body was that of Clark Edward Reedy, a familiar figure around town with no known address.

Reedy would have celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday, August 13.

Wilmington Police and EMS got the call around 11:30 a.m. Friday. Crews discovered the man was dead when they arrived on the scene.

Brandon Stanley lives in New Centre Commons right across the street from the pond. He said the grisly discovery definitely creeped him out, but he's not too bothered.

"I know stuff happens all the time, but it just kind of catches you off guard when there's a dead guy next to where you live," he said.

Neighbors tried to get a glimpse of the scene, but Stanley said no one knew the man or anything about how he died.

"Who knows if he fell in there, drowned?" Stanley said. "Just don't know."

A couple of hours after the discovery, the medical examiner's office removed the body from the scene.

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