Beaufort County businessman's body found in Swan Quarter

Published: Jan. 29, 2019 at 2:38 AM EST
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The Silver Alert for a Beaufort County businessman has been canceled after his body was found this morning in Swan Quarter.

Carlton Manning was last seen Monday afternoon on South Wharton Station Road in Washington. The 83-year-old man suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia, according to the sheriff's office.

Manning owned Carlton's Salvage on U.S. 264.

Hyde County deputies say around 7:10 a.m. they got a call about Manning's pickup truck abandoned on a dirt path on Turnpike Road in Swan Quarter.

A sheriff's office K-9 found the man's body a short distance from the vehicle, according to a news release.

Deputies say no foul play is suspected though they are awaiting an autopsy from the Medical Examiner's Office.

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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man suffering from dementia.

A Silver Alert has been issued for 83-year-old Carlton Manning.

He was last seen around 2:45 p.m. Monday on South Wharton Station Road in Washington wearing a yellow shirt, olive color pants and a green jacket.

Manning is 5' 6" tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has short gray hair and blue eyes.

Authorities say Manning could be driving a charcoal grey 2011 Ford Ranger with the North Carolina license plate ACK2658.

He has a medically canceled driver's license, but authorities believe he could be driving on US-264 W.

If you see him, please call your local law enforcement agency or the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office at 252-946-0101.