Body found inside car in Randleman creek identified

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An image of the scene. (Kevin Kelleher/WGHP)

An image of the scene. (Kevin Kelleher/WGHP)

RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Authorities have identified the body found inside a car in a creek in Randleman over the weekend.

Investigators identified the body as 19-year-old Thomas Luke Spencer.

People kayaking found the 2002 Honda Civic submerged in Pole Cat Creek on Naomi Road.

Officials were called about the incident at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities pulled the car out of the water and found a man’s body inside.

Police said Spencer’s mother filed a missing person’s report on Saturday evening. He was last seen at a friend’s house on Friday.

The bridge where the car was found would be on the usual route home from the friend’s home, authorities said.

Investigators are still trying to determine a cause of death.