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Moore County missing persons case now murder probe

Posted June 27, 2012 8:30 a.m. EDT
Updated June 28, 2012 12:07 p.m. EDT

— A body found floating in a body of water near a rock quarry in Moore County was identified Wednesday as a missing Moore County man, the local sheriff's office said.

Gregory Lance Bullock, 34, was reported missing by his family on June 18, the same day authorities found his truck in a Lee County park.

Bullock was last seen June 13 at Reservoir Park in Southern Pines, the Moore County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies found Bullock's body on Glendon Carthage Road, about 6 miles west of Sanford, around 4 p.m. Tuesday while patrolling the area.

"The circumstances involving the way we found the body pretty much indicated it was a homicide," Moore County Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey said. "Then, once we identified the person, and with the results of the autopsy, we were able to pursue this case as a homicide."

Godfrey did not say how Bullock died or how long investigators think his body might have been in the quarry.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 910-947-2931.