Decomposed body found in soybean field identified

- Authorities have identified a decomposed body found in a Union County soybean field as 33-year-old Carl Dewayne Melton.

A farmer discovered the body was discovered among the rows of soybeans in his field, located in the 4500 block of McManus Road.

Medical records were used to identify the body. The cause of death has yet to be released.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, Melton was last seen on August 10, 2018 and was reported missing to the Union County Sheriff's Office on September 3. 

“This is not the outcome we were hoping for and we will continue to hold Mr. Melton’s family in our thoughts and prayers," said Sheriff Eddie Cathey. "Our Detectives will continue to investigate Mr. Melton’s death and I praise their exhaustive efforts in resolving this matter.”  

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is encouraged to contact the investigating Detectives at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.  



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