Dead body found in Sandy Ridge--Missing person had been reported earlier that day
The deputies talked with Steele who subsequently led them to the deceased body which was lying at the edge of the woods beside his home. When the deputies saw the corpse, they called for a crime scene search warrant. This document was prepared and approved. The next step was to call the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The SBI is presently helping the Stokes County Sheriff's Office with the investigation of this case.
That was the second time on Thursday that local deputies had visited the Steele property. Earlier that day, at about 2:37 p.m., they had been dispatched there to investigate a missing person's report. At this time, the deceased body found by Steele has not been officially identified by the medical examiner, therefore it cannot be confirmed that it was the missing person.
"We are awaiting autopsy findings and reports," stated Chief Deputy Craig Carico of the Stokes County Sheriff's Office on Friday night, Apr. 29. No official identification information has been released at this time. The investigation is currently in progress.
Read more: The Stokes News - Dead body found in Sandy Ridge Missing person had been reported earlier that day