AUTOPSY: No Foul Play In Man's Death

Deputies say an autopsy of a man's body found Sunday in an Onslow County found no signs of foul play or criminal activity.

The body of Robert Murray was discovered in a creek in Hubert by a passerby on Highway 24.

The sheriff's office says the medical examiner is still awaiting results from several tests before a final report can be submitted, while deputies say they are continuing to interview family members.

Body Identified

A body found Sunday morning floating in a creek in Onslow County has been identified.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says documents found on the body indicate the person is Robert Murray of Hubert. Deputies say the 49-year-old man's body will be send to Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Murray's body was found by a Highway 24 motorist who spotted it floating in the creek and called authorities.

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding a body that was recovered from a body of water Sunday morning.

A driver traveling east on Hwy 24 notified lawmen when he saw a body floating in a creek in the Hubert area of the county.

At this time authorities do not believe there was foul play involved in the death.

Investigators also think they have identified the individual as a white male reported missing back in January.

The Sheriff's Office is waiting for confirmation from the medical examiners office.

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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 25, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    Are there any forensic experts that can explain how they can rule out foul play but not have the final verdict on the cause of death at the same time. This makes no sense to me.

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