Body of missing man found in Guilford County, death ruled homicide


Brian Kelly Clontz

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A body found on Sunday evening has been identified as a man missing since February.

Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes reports that at about 5:47 p.m. Sunday the deceased body of Brian Kelley Clontz was found in a wooded area along N.C. 62 East near Phillippi Road.

At present, Clontz’s death is being classified as a homicide based on several lacerations found on his body, Barnes said.

Clontz, 48, was last seen Feb. 9 at his home in Julian.

His family reported him missing to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 19.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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