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Body identified as missing man

Posted on: 10.20.2018 at 01:18 p.m.

The body found by a search team on Thurman Road Oct. 13 has been identified as Austin Buck Long.

Long, 22, disappeared in Hallsboro Sept. 25. He was last seen on Hallsboro Road South.

The CUE Center for Missing Persons contacted the sheriff’s office Oct. 13 after finding a body on Thurman Road, a lane that runs between Hallsboro Road South and Red Bug Road. The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. A cause of death has not been determined.

Sources close to the investigation confirmed Saturday that the body was that of Long.

Anyone with information about Long’s whereabouts or activities after leaving the Pit Stop in Hallsboro on Sept. 25 is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 642.6551.

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