64-year-old Johnston County man found dead in creek Saturday night

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) – The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 64-year-old man was found in a creek near his home in Benson Saturday night.

Map of the 700 block of Banner Elk Road in Benson
Map of the 700 block of Banner Elk Road in Benson

Edward Lee Johnson, of the 700 block of Banner Elk Road, had gone fishing in a creek near his house on Saturday and a family member later found him dead in the creek Saturday night, authorities said.

Authorities are not releasing a cause of death at this time. They said the medical examiner will make the determination.

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