Missing Lincoln County man found dead in parked truck

- The body of a missing Lincoln County man has been found in a truck parked near a church in eastern Lincoln County, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call around 11:30 a.m. on January 17, 2018 that a body had been discovered in a vehicle near Hill’s Chapel Church in the 900 block of South NC 16 Business Highway. The vehicle was parked in a grove of trees behind the church and hidden from view, authorities said. 

The body was identified as Michael Todd Hinsey, 57, of Denver, NC. Hinsey was reported missing on December 28, 2017 by his son.  The last time he had been seen alive by family members was on December 26, 2017 when he left home in a truck belonging to his employer.   

An autopsy will be performed at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC to determine cause of death.
 

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