Body found at Fort Bragg is missing teen, mom says
Posted April 6
Updated April 7
Fort Bragg, N.C. — A Robeson County woman says a body found along a road at Fort Bragg is her 18-year-old son who disappeared Friday night.
Sharonda McMillan, of St. Pauls, said investigators with Fort Bragg's Criminal Investigation Division visited her home Sunday night to inform her that they identified the body, found along Plank Road around 1:30 a.m., Sunday as Tayvon Joseph McMillan.
McMillan said she last saw her son around 7:15 p.m. Friday and that he was driving a gold Chevrolet Malibu wearing an Army fatigue sweatshirt, a hat and black jeans.
"It's really hard right now," she said Monday. "I'm still trying to cope with it. I just want to find who did it. I just want answers."
Military police have not confirmed the identity of the body, which was discovered about a mile east of Mott Lake in the western part of Fort Bragg in Hoke County. The area is mostly woods with roads that are open to the public.
Investigators also have not released a cause of death and are awaiting the results of an autopsy.
Saint Pauls is approximately 20 miles from Plank Road.
McMillan said her son told her he was going to Fayetteville to see his girlfriend and that a family friend reported seeing him in the Robin Heights area of Raeford between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
The friend told Sharonda McMillan that Tayvon McMillan said he was dropping off someone before he headed to see his girlfriend.
Fort Bragg authorities spent several hours at a home in Raeford, where Tayvon McMillan used to stay with his aunt.
She added that her son is a good man with no police record and that he attends Fayetteville Technical Community College, where he was studying.