Body of missing man found in McDowell Co.


MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – The body of a man who went missing in August has been found, according to McDowell Co. Sheriff’s Office.

Jason Smith Lewis, 38, of Marion, NC, was last seen by his mother on Aug. 10 when she dropped him off on Northfork River Road to go camping.

Lewis was later reported missing on Aug. 18.

Deputies say his body was found on Sept. 27 in Garden Creek.

They said they had conducted multiple air, water and land searches in the days following, but no clues surfaced.

Lewis had reportedly been staying in the Garden Creek area some before he disappeared.

The autopsy did not pinpoint a cause of death, but no foul play is suspected, according to the report.

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