Police identify body recovered from North Carolina lake as missing man

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Police have identified the body recovered from Lake Johnson in Raleigh as a Durham man who was reported missing on January 1.

Demario Antonio Liles, 30, was last believed to be in the area of Lake Johnson in the early morning hours on January 1, according to WTVD, citing police.

The body was transported to the Wake Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.

The recovery was a multi-agency effort including the Raleigh Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, the Apex Fire Dive Team, the North Carolina K9 Emergency Response Team, and the Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department.