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Missing man’s body found in North Carolina lake

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James Joseph Hipp

GARNER, N.C. — Authorities in Garner announced Wednesday that the body of James Joseph Hipp was found in Lake Benson on Wednesday morning.

Officials had been searching for the 26-year-old since early Monday following concerns that he may have tried to harm himself based on clues found in his vehicle.

Hipp’s mother told ABC11 in an interview Tuesday that she was desperately hoping that her son was not in the water.

“I can’t sleep, I can’t eat. I just want my son home,” said Lucy Durbin.

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