Individual Found Dead After Missing Person Report

An extensive search for a missing person in the east Friday ended with a body found in a pond.

Martin County Sheriff's officials are not releasing the name of the person found dead and are not saying if it was a man or a woman, but they say there are no signs of foul play.

Martin County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Drew Robinson says the report of a missing person came in between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon from a family member of the missing person from a home at 8920 U.S. Highway 17 in Williamston.

A helicopter, bloodhound, and about a dozen volunteers on foot searched several hours before finding the body in a pond near the house about 5:20 p.m. in the afternoon.

Deputies are waiting for autopsy results to determine if the death was accidental or not- but again they say there are no clear signs of foul play.


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  • by Big'un Location: BoCo on Oct 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    Found in pond close to a house in Martin Co. on Hwy 17.
  • by Hwy 17 Resident on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM
    To Mr. Evans family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • by Anonymous Location: washington on Oct 9, 2011 at 06:47 AM
    Could someone Please give an update on this story.. we don't know what happen?? or who it is?? was he found in Beaufort co. or williamston?? can't find his obituary?? so we're presuming he's ok??? if not, then would like to give my thoughts and prayers to the family...
  • by tammy Location: williamston on Oct 9, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    Randy was a good person and give you the shirt off his back. he will be missed. my prayers are with his daughter vickie and the family.
  • by Friend Location: Washington on Oct 9, 2011 at 05:57 AM
    RIP Randy...... and Prayer and Thoughts to his family
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      by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM in reply to Friend
      I thought it was Bert
  • by unknown Location: unknown on Oct 9, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    Please stop with all the assumptions people. Prayer is whats needed right NOW. My friend and her family are suffering dearly right now....so pray instead of trying to play clue.
  • by disgusted Location: nc on Oct 8, 2011 at 06:05 PM
    WITN: Ur methods of reporting to get us to "hurry back" for "the rest of the story" is insane! Either report what U know or don't report at all until U get ALL the facts. It really leads to a lot of BOZO assumptions on here and there is a family out there greiving and some of them R reading his JUNK. I'm just sayin' how would like the way this is reported and commnented on if it was your family?
  • by kelly on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:12 AM
    This story is not who u guys are thinkin of, he was a good man named Bert Evans
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      by still martin county by heart on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:10 AM in reply to kelly
      is it the house on the left in the little curve that looks kinda old timey made of wood...just before you get to the joe mobley road
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        by Martin Co. on Oct 8, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to still martin county by heart
        Yes, that is the house. Randy Evans lived there. He was known as little Bert as his father's name was Bert Evans. Praying for the family. Hoping it is not "little Bert" but it doesn't look good.
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          by still martin county on Oct 8, 2011 at 03:10 PM in reply to Martin Co.
          thank you i thought so...thoughts and prayers are sent their way...
  • by kelly on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    This story is not who u guys are thinkin of, he was a good man named Bert Evans
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      by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:10 PM in reply to kelly
      kind of redundant aren't we?
  • by karen Location: williamston on Oct 8, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    i beleive they are talking about the two burnt people found off everetts rd in williamston in a car, i think i have that right?
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      by Clifton on Oct 8, 2011 at 08:24 AM in reply to karen
      Now I am confused. Is it US17 or some other road and is it one or two people?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 03:26 PM in reply to karen
      are you really that slow to comprehend?
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