GOLDSBORO, NC. (THECOUNT) — Marcus Wiley, of Goldsboro, NC, has been identified as the body found in a ditch more than a week after Hurricane Florence ripped through the area.

A Goldsboro area had been flooded, and just today, Wiley, 32, was found in a ditch near Big Jim’s Pizza, located at, 1750 US-117 S, Goldsboro, NC. Authorities said that they believe Wiley died during last week’s flood, but they are not sure, pending an investigation and resulting autopsy.


It wasn’t until after the floodwaters receded and a landscaper went out to clear the area that a man’s body was found, WRAL reports. According to WRAL, authorities believe the death might have been caused by the hurricane, but, to determine the cause, the body was sent to Raleigh for an autopsy. source

Officials are watching security camera video from local businesses and making a timeline of man’s final days to piece together what happened.


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