Homicide investigation underway after missing man found during Florence identified

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Carlos Alfonso Jr. (Photo: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office)

CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) — A homicide investigation is underway after a body found in Chadbourn in the midst of Hurricane Florence has been identified as a missing man.

The body identified by the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh is 21-year-old Carlos David Alfonso Jr of Orrum.

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According to a news release, Alfonso had been missing from Robeson County since September 13 and was found 3 days later in the 8900 block of Joe Brown Highway North in Chadbourn, near the Bladen County line. Deputies arrived on scene and found a deceased male.

Carlos was last seen at the Sun Do gas station on Old Boardman Road in Evergreen. He was last seen wearing a sleeveless gray shirt, blue jeans, boots, and a camouflage hat.

If you have any information concerning Alfonso’s whereabouts from September 13 to September 16, please contact Det. Parker at Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 640-6629.