Body of missing man found in car down embankment near Lexington

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- The family of 35-year-old Christopher Grubbs confirms that his body was found inside his car Thursday afternoon after investigators say it veered off the road and crashed down an embankment.

"The hardest part of being in law enforcement in my 25 years is to go to a family and let them know that their loved one will never come home again," said Sgt.  Travis Harper, with North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Christopher's mother reported him missing on Nov 20.

Law enforcement, along with family, friends and church community member, have been searching for him ever since.

"Family's been quite adamant that this is unusual for him to be gone in this amount of time," Davidson County Sheriff David Grices said.

A detective with the sheriff's office saw tire marks along Odell Owen Road near Lexington around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, according to Grice.

"He stopped and found this car down this embankment," Grice said.

As the family grieves, they tell FOX8 that they want to thank their extended family for all the prayers and support.

Intersection of Odell Owen Road and Pine Top Road