Fishermen discover dead body near Falls Lake in Wake County

The scene near Falls Cove Lane and Durham Road near Falls Lake on Sunday. Photo by WNCN

WAKE FOREST, NC (WNCN) — A pair fishing on Saturday stumbled on the dead body of a person who might be missing from Durham County, officials said on Sunday.

On Saturday around 5:45 pm Wake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to woods near Falls Cove Lane and Durham Road on Falls Lake about a deceased person, said Major Jimmy Stevens of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival deputies determined that two people were fishing nearby discovered a body in the woods, Stevens said.

The body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and the investigation is ongoing, according to Stevens.

“Sheriff Donnie Harrison stated that the body may possibly be that of a missing person from Durham County but a positive identification must be made before that can be determined,” Stevens said in a press release.

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