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Erwin Man Found Dead in Raleigh

Posted November 18, 2007
Updated November 19, 2007

— An Erwin man who had been missing since Saturday afternoon was found dead in Raleigh on Sunday, police said.

Franklin Albert Smith, 65, left Erwin for Lexington around 2 p.m. Saturday. Relatives said he planned to visit his nephew at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill along the way, but police said he never arrived at either destination.

Smith was found dead in his car on the 2400 block of Capital Boulevard in Raleigh on Sunday afternoon, police said.

There was no indication of foul play in his death, police said.


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  • uncw05 Nov 18, 2007

    I'm a 20-something, and I couldn't believe they said 65 is elderly. My dad is in his early 60's, and I don't consider him anywhere near elderly. I do hope this guy is ok though.

  • JustCrazy2 Nov 18, 2007

    Praying he is OK and found soon.

  • nandud Nov 18, 2007

    No doubt this article was written by a 20-something.

  • childfreeinrdu Nov 18, 2007

    65 is "elderly"? Ouch.