COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say a body found during a recent search is the missing man crews were trying to find.
October 13, the CUE Center for Missing Persons organized a search for Austin Buck Long. The 22-year-old from Nakina was reported missing after last being seen September 25. Searchers found a body in woods off Thurman Road in the Hallsboro community of Columbus County.
Today the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said the Medical Examiner’s Office had identified the body as Long.
A cause of death has not been released as investigators wait for full results of the autopsy.
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