Funeral Planned For Greenville Man Who Disappeared

The Greenville man whose body was found last week will be laid to rest Monday.

The obituary for John Finch, 61, says his funeral will take place at his church, First Presbyterian at 2 p.m.

Finch was last seen on August 24, and his obituary says he died August 25. Crews found his body last Thursday at Brook Valley. An autopsy is going, and officials have not yet released the cause of death.

Finch owned Turnage Insurance Agency on Cromwell Dr. in Greenville.



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According to the Medical Examiner's office in Greenville, the autopsy on a body found Thursday is ongoing.

No cause of death has been released at this time.

The identity has been confirmed as John Finch.

Search crews found the body Thursday as they were searching for Finch in a marshy area near the 12th hole of Brook Valley Country Club's golf course Thursday. Police said the body was found in an area where Finch's car was found earlier this month.

The 61-year-old Finch owned Turnage Insurance Agency on Cromwell Dr. in Greenville. He was last seen August 24.


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  • by think Location: local on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:05 PM
    The week he went missing--the stock market went nuts...lots of bad news for shareholders...Before Madoff, no one would probably care---But people sit up and notice markets now...
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    This website is like a hornet's nest. Really, you people who just sit here and attack with your posts need to get a life. I bet if there were a news camera in your face your comments would change...
  • by Gville on Sep 12, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    Why is everyone so curious on how this man took his life and why he did it it's not your business and it has nothung to do with any of you. Find something else to do this man has a family whom is suffering deeply.
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      by JJ on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:26 PM in reply to Gville
      Could it be that this story has alot of mystery and intrique to it. The Media should release the autopsy findings. And if it was a suicide,this story will stop. The reason may never be known.
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      by Taxpayer on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:54 AM in reply to Gville
      They used a ton of our tax dollars to search for him, conduct the autopsy, etc. Resources that could have been used elsewhere. So it IS our business to know why.
  • by SERIOUSLY... Location: Winterville, NC on Sep 12, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    Personally, I just wish they would take the "comment" section off of the website.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 at 03:26 PM in reply to SERIOUSLY...
      Sounds like you need to find something else to do that will keep you occupied.
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      by Freedom on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:55 AM in reply to SERIOUSLY...
      Yes, censor everyone when a few say anything that offends some. Brilliant idea.
  • by Really on Sep 12, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    Do any of you honestly think the family is coming to the WITN website to read anything that anyone is saying? How bout you all get back to watching your stories.
  • by Still Grieving Location: Gville on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM
    You may have it in your rules but I don't ever remeber you using it. I have personally been the grieving family and you did not censor comments. Insensitive comments were posted with other posting asking people to stop. Although I agree with not hurting the grieving......why only for this family and not everyone????
  • by OMG Location: Greenville on Sep 12, 2011 at 07:55 AM
    WITN - when you have ever deleted comments that are insensitve to greiving families????? I guess you must know this family and finally understand how it feels. Have to admit that I am shocked!
  • by connie on Sep 12, 2011 at 07:50 AM
    man this has become hostile to jack last time I looked jack did nothing wrong other than try to get his points out in the public why so much hatred for him is beyond me he didn't wait 4 days to report his absence he didn't wait a week to search the woods for the man why so much venom againt jack he did not hurt the man
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      by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to connie
      And just how are you so sure?
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        by connie on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to
        "no foul play" per Greenville police
  • by Friend of the family on Sep 12, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Prayers with this family. They are good people and do not need to read negative comments from people like Jack.
  • by to Jack on Sep 12, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    No one is counting your vote! Thank you Witn for being sensative to this case. There is a family of 3 boys and wife that are also involved and no one is really worried about what Jack has to say
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