Denton man’s apparent drowning being investigated as accident

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning of a Denton man as accidental, Sheriff David Grice said Monday.

Sheriff Grice says the body of 36-year-old Tim Strickland was found by a family member around 10:15 a.m. Saturday in a creek in the 2730 block of Regan Road.

Strickland was reported missing to the sheriff’s office by his family on Thursday morning, Grice said.  Family members said he had been unaccounted for since early Saturday, March 16.

Grice says Strickland often stayed at a home in the Silver Valley community a short distance away from the creek where his body was discovered.

Deputies are investigating Strickland’s death as an accident, Grice said.  His body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

“Toxicology results could take as (many) as three to four months to be complete and returned,” Grice said.

No other information has been provided.

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