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Man Due In Court In Connection With Mysterious Death Of Joshua Hines

It could be a big break in the mysterious death of a man from Eastern Carolina just before Christmas, as one man heads to court Friday in connection with the case.

Forty-three year-old Richard Schouten is due in court Friday morning in Wilmington, in connection with the death of 26-year-old Joshua Hines of Greenville. Schouten is charged with concealment/failure to report a death, along with drug charges, according to the NBC affiliate in Wilmington, WECT.

Hines was found dead in the woods at Carolina Beach State Park on December 17. The preliminary autopsy showed no signs of trauma, and it's not clear how the J.H. Rose graduate died.


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