Abandoned car left running leads construction crew to 88-year-old's body
Posted December 18, 2020 4:49 a.m. EST
Updated December 18, 2020 4:53 a.m. EST
Winston-Salem, N.C. — A missing Winston-Salem man was found dead after a construction crew found his car stuck in mud with the engine running earlier Thursday.
WXII reports a 2005 Dodge Magnum, which belonged to 88-year-old Byron Effler, was found near University Parkway. It was still running.
Effler's body was found in a wooded area nearby.
Earlier in the day, officers said they responded to Effler's home. Contact was made with a family member who stated that Effler suffered from a cognitive impairment and becomes disoriented easily.
Effler had last been seen Monday at his home on Plantation Drive.
Foul play is not suspected in Effler's death.