Edgecombe County deputies find body while investigating missing person case

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PINETOPS, N.C. (WNCN) – The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after deputies investigating a missing person case found a dead man, according to a Facebook post.

Deputies made the discovery Thursday off of Jenkins Farm Road outside of Pinetops.

“The case is being investigated as a homicide at this time,” the post said.

A tip led investigators to the location. The body was found in a wooded area, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said there are a lot of “moving parts” and it will release more information later.

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