Henderson, N.C. — A body found a week ago in a Vance County field has been identified as a Henderson man who was the subject of a Silver Alert last month, authorities said Thursday.
Quentin Yarborough, 32, was last seen by his father on Aug. 4, and the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on him six days later.
The state Silver Alert system is designed to help locate people who suffer from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
A man cutting grass last Thursday found a body in a field off Old County Home Road, west of Vance Academy Road. The field is near the area where Yarborough was last seen.
A medical examiner used dental records to identify the body as Yarborough's, Vance County Sheriff Peter White said.
White said investigators haven't yet determined if foul play was involved in Yarborough's death.