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Authorities: Man found dead after fishing near Johnston County home

Posted May 1, 2016 4:46 p.m. EDT


— The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has launched a death investigation after a man was found dead by a pond near his home.

Authorities said that Edward Lee Johnson, 64, of 717 Banner Elk Road in Benson was found dead Saturday night by a family member. Johnson had been fishing near his home at the time, family members said.

Authorities have not determined a cause of death.

No further information was available.