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Missing Wilson Man's Body Recovered in River

Posted April 24, 2008 11:50 a.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2008 1:46 p.m. EDT

— Beaufort County investigators recovered the body Thursday of an 82-year-old Wilson man who was reported missing last week.

The body of Wade Hampton Lamm was found in the Pamlico River near the town of Washington, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said.

Lamm was reported missing April 17; investigators found his truck the next day at a Days Inn in Washington, about 60 miles from Wilson.

The medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide, authorities said.

Lamm's daughter said Monday her father's health had recently been declining and that he was suicidal.