Body found on side of road at Fort Bragg

Tayvon McMillan (Image: WTVD)

Tayvon McMillan (Image: WTVD)

Officials are investigating after a body was found along Plank Road at Fort Bragg just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, according to WTVD.

An eyewitness said the scene was two miles west of Wayside Road near an old landing strip.

Authorities released few other details; including what police think might have happened to the dead person. A medical examiner plans an autopsy on the body.

A Robeson County woman told ABC11 Monday she believes it’s the body of her 18-year-old son Tayvon McMillan, who went missing Friday evening.

Sharonda McMillan said government criminal investigators contacted her Sunday night and said the body has tattoos that could match her son’s.

McMillan said her son left her Saint Paul’s home just after 7 p.m. on Friday and was last seen not too far away in Raeford. He called his girlfriend between 7:45 and 8:15, saying he’d be by her home after he dropped another friend off. He never showed up.

It’s unclear where McMillan’s car is and his mother said she’s worried about foul play because it was out of character for him to go missing. She said she doesn’t believe he has any enemies.

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