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Hunter Finds Body in Lee County Woods

Posted January 26, 2007

— A hunter checking a deerstand found a body in the woods of northwest Lee County late Thursday, authorities said.

The body of Thomas Matthew Coore, 23, of Pittsboro, was found about 300 yards off Gilliam Road, authorities said. He appeared to have been stabbed, but investigators are awaiting an autopsy report to determine the cause of death, authorities said.

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  • rayray8299 Jan 29, 2007

    Does anyone have anymore information on this?? Funeral arrangements etc.
    Matt was a great guy.

  • bbad238 Jan 26, 2007

    I live in the area where this happened. It's really shocking to everyone. Our prayers go out to the family. Hopefully they will get some answers soon.

  • lotsofivy2 Jan 26, 2007

    So much violence and such a sorrowful situation.

  • ecumom2 Jan 26, 2007

    I know the mom personally and she is a great person with a wonderful family. My payers are with them all. I also live in Lee county and have made it to age 42 and still working full-time!!!!!! Let the negativity go and have some compassion for the family, it could hit close to home someday.

  • ladyhawk3 Jan 26, 2007

    It's a shame you are more concerned for the hunter than someone's son. Thanks to the hunter for finding Matthew so his family can bury him. They are in pretty bad shape right now and would like some answers. He was loved by many and will be missed.

  • Derrick Jan 26, 2007

    "Age 23 in Lee County, that's retirement years"

    What's that supposed to mean?

  • acsc99 Jan 26, 2007

    I live in Lee County and I have made it to 31. Where is my retirement check?

  • oldrebel Jan 26, 2007

    Story didn't say he was actually hunting; it said he was chrcking his deer stand, which is normal and lawful. And he may have in the woods to squirrel hunt as the season runs as it is open until Jan. 31.

  • jamtige Jan 26, 2007

    Age 23 in Lee County, that's retirement years

  • diwanicki Jan 26, 2007

    My prayers go out to the family.