Body found near Castle Hayne

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CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) — Deputies are working to identify a body found by a trucker.

Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said the body was found around noon near the intersection of N. College Road and Castle Hayne Road. Brewer said the driver of a tractor-trailer that broke down discovered the body in the woods.

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An anthropologist from UNCW was on scene to assist. Brewer said the body was badly decomposed. The body has been determined to have been a white man. Brewer said investigators believe the body has been there for several months at least.

Stay with WWAY as we work to get more information.