Body of missing man found in Caldwell Co.

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Police: Body of missing man found in Caldwell Co.

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A local family received news Thanksgiving that they didn’t want to hear.

Their loved one, who disappeared Tuesday, was found in Lake Rhodiss.

According to WSOC, emergency crews in Caldwell County began searching this area of Lake Rhodhiss on Wednesday night after they say a man disappeared.

Detectives said a 55- year-old man, whose name they are not releasing at this time, left home for a short trip Tuesday.

When he didn’t return, a missing persons report was filed.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department found his car at a lake access point on Castle Bridge Road on Wednesday night.

Search crews found the body of the man a quarter mile downstream Thursday morning.

Investigators said they’ve gone through the man’s car but did not find a suicide note.

Hudson police along with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, Caldwell County Emergency Services and North Catawba Fire and Rescue helped in the search.

Detectives say the case is still under investigation but at this time they do not suspect foul play.

Hudson police said they will release the identity of the man after they notify the immediate family.

Source: WSOC