Investigators searching for body near Kernersville, believe body was dumped in January or February

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators are searching for a body near Kernersville on Memorial Day, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rocky Joyner.

The search is centered around the area of Teague Lane and Ogden School Road.

Sheriff’s investigators believe a body may have been dumped in the area in January or February.

Forensic investigators from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Winston-Salem police have been at the scene.

Forensic anthropologists from NC State were also on the scene assisting in the investigation.

Authorities have run several cadaver dogs over the area and gotten positive results that a body may be there.

As of Monday evening, Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said teams have “exhausted all the mechanical leads right now like using probes.”

They are considering cutting the grass to get a better search of the area. The anthropologists from NC State have left for the day but could be back Tuesday, Kimbrough said.

Additional details on the case have not been released.

Nathan Ellis lives down the road from where investigators spent their time searching.

“I want to see what’s going on if there is a body,” said Ellis, as he sat in his truck across from the pasture.

He’s concerned and has several questions as to what led investigators to this area.

“I’m just wondering like when was this suppose to have happened, and how did they get information that there could be a body out here?” Ellis said.

Deputies wrapped up the scene and ended the search just before 7 p.m. on Monday. They plan to keep a deputy out for security purposes overnight until they resume their search on Tuesday.

Kimbrough said there is no immediate threat or danger in the area, they just want to do their due diligence on this investigation.

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