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Angier auto shop owner found dead in Harnett County pond

Posted March 15, 2015

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— The owner of Cecil’s Paint and Body Shop was found dead in a Harnett County lake Sunday afternoon, relatives said.

Family members of Cecil Parrish said he went to walk his dog at about 3 p.m., but after not coming back and searching for him, his hat was found floating in a pond near Johnston County Road.

Authorities recovered his body two hours later.

Relatives believe Parrish, who they said had health issues, died from an apparent drowning.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

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  • Molly Beck Mar 16, 2015
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    What? His hat didn't come back but it searched for him??? This sentence needs a little work.
    Sad to lose a family member, however poorly it is reported.