Bertie County Sheriff: Missing 18-Year-Old Found Dead

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley told WITN the 18-year-old that was reportedly last seen Friday has been found dead.

Trooper Copeland with the Highway Patrol said Sunday evening around 5 p.m., a family friend stumbled upon Dylan Cullipher's car, which was submerged in a pond along Highway 17 about 4.5 miles east of Windsor.

Copeland said the crash happened Friday night, and that the teen lost control of the car, overcorrected and ran off the road to the right. Copeland said Cullipher's car flipped several times before becoming submerged in the pond.

An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death. Officials said alcohol or drugs are not suspected.
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The Bertie County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing person.

Officials said 18-year-old Dylan Cullipher was last seen leaving a home located in the Midway area of Bertie County just before midnight last Friday.

Cullipher is described as a white male with blonde hair, 6'01", and 300 lbs. He has 1 green eye and 1 brown eye. He was last seen wearing a navy blue T-shirt with a Hurley logo, khaki shorts, and tan flip flops.

Authorities said he's driving a 2003 silver Jeep Liberty with the North Carolina registration, VRV-4482.

If you have any information that could help locate Cullipher, contact Sheriff John Holley at Bertie County Sheriff’s Office: (252) 794-5330.