Missing Rocky Mount man found dead in swamp
Posted August 1, 2013
Rocky Mount, N.C. — A 32-year-old man who walked away from a Rocky Mount group home Wednesday night was found dead in a swamp Thursday, police said.
A Silver Alert was issued Thursday for Benjamin Simmons Courtney, who was staying at the home on Lancaster Street. He was last seen around 6 p.m. Wednesday walking into a wooded area in the 1200 block of Delphia Drive.
His body was found in a swamp Thursday afternoon. Police did not provide an exact location.
The cause of death is under investigation.
Anyone with information should call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411.