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Missing Rocky Mount man found dead in swamp

Posted August 1, 2013

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— 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.


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  • diana123 Aug 6, 2013

    he has been found. dead

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 1, 2013

    Uh oh, let's hope he's found soon.