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Moore County missing persons case now murder probe

Posted June 27, 2012
Updated June 28, 2012

— A body found floating in a body of water near a rock quarry in Moore County was identified Wednesday as a missing Moore County man, the local sheriff's office said.

Gregory Lance Bullock, 34, was reported missing by his family on June 18, the same day authorities found his truck in a Lee County park.

Bullock was last seen June 13 at Reservoir Park in Southern Pines, the Moore County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies found Bullock's body on Glendon Carthage Road, about 6 miles west of Sanford, around 4 p.m. Tuesday while patrolling the area.

"The circumstances involving the way we found the body pretty much indicated it was a homicide," Moore County Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey said. "Then, once we identified the person, and with the results of the autopsy, we were able to pursue this case as a homicide."

Godfrey did not say how Bullock died or how long investigators think his body might have been in the quarry.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 910-947-2931.


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  • iwannareply Jun 28, 2012

    The map link goes directly to the old Carthage Courthouse, which is not involved in this story

  • shortcake53 Jun 28, 2012

    I hope those responsible for his death are caught. So sorry for his family.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 27, 2012

    Awww, praying for those who loved him.

  • OneLove Jun 27, 2012

    People are so mean nowdays. Are babies still born with a conscience? Condolences to the family ~ signed OneLove

  • jmf1073 4.0 Jun 27, 2012

    bombayrunner...it's a sympathy card. Sign your name please.

  • Scubagirl Jun 27, 2012

    So sad. Condolences to his loved ones.

  • bombayrunner Jun 27, 2012

    why are no other posts allowed? is this a blog or a sympathy card?

  • Wiser_now Jun 27, 2012

    May you rest in peace and may your loved ones find comfort.

  • BigBangTheorist Jun 27, 2012

    My thoughts go out to Mr. Bullock's loved ones.

  • RNmomX4 Jun 27, 2012

    I'm so sorry to hear he was found this way. Condolences to his family and friends.