Body found along side of road in Jacksonville

Tre McFadden (Onslow County Sheriff's Office photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Officials are investigating after a body was found along the side of Stella Road in Onslow County Tuesday.

Officials with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office found the body while searching for Clifton Daniel McFadden III, who has been missing since May 15. In a press release from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, detectives found and recovered a body in the 100 block of Stella Road, near the border with Carteret County. Officials said the body was found along the roadway but was not easily visible to passing traffic.

The body is believed by officials to be that of Clifton Daniel McFadden III, who went missing on May 15 after being at his parents' residence at 110 Fieldcrest Dr. in Jacksonville. An alert by the sheriff's office was issued on May 19 for his whereabouts. Officials are waiting for positive identification from the Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information abut this case can contact the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at (910) 455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-3273. YOu can also email Det. Sgt. Jonathan Lincoln at Refer to case number 2017008441 when calling.

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