Body found in Caswell County field, officers work to determine if it’s linked to missing man


Harold Dean Simpson

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CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. – An unidentified body has been found in a field in Caswell County and Burlington police are working to determine if it’s linked to the disappearance of Harold Dean Simpson.

Burlington police received information at about 6 p.m. Friday which led investigators to the area of Totten Road in Caswell County, according to a Burlington police press release.

Investigators with the Burlington Police Department, State Bureau of Investigations and the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area.

It is not currently known if it’s the body of Simpson, who was reported missing to the Burlington Police Department on August 19.

The unidentified body will be taken to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office for examination and identification.

Anyone with any information can call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500, Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or text 8398 to 274637 for a text-a-tip method, with possible cash rewards.

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