Body Found In State Park Identified As Greenville Man

A body found in a state park last Thursday has been identified as a man from Greenville.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified the body as 26-year-old Joshua Bryant Hines of Greenville. The remains were found last Thursday in a wooded area in Carolina Beach State Park in New Hanover County, just beyond designated camp sites.

A preliminary investigation found no signs of trauma but the cause of death remains unknown. The sheriff's office has not ruled out foul play at this time. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 22 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

According to his obituary, Hines was a 2001 graduate of J.H. Rose High School and had worked for Hatteras Yachts. He was a member of Core Creek FWB Church in Cove City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cragmont Assembly, 1233 N. Fork Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711 or the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, 3520 Tupper Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

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