The body of a man was found floating in a pond Friday morning in Onslow County.
The sheriff's office says it happened at a private pond near Verona.
Investigators say they have a tentative identification of the victim and early indications are that the man drowned.
Authorities say the victim was last seen Wednesday in the vicinity of the pond.
There are no indications of criminal activity at this point and an autopsy should confirm an exact cause of death.