Onslow Co. deputies find body in ditch; believed to be missing man

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says it believes deputies found the body of a missing person inside of a ditch.

Deputies responded to Stella Road in Swansboro around 11:00 Tuesday morning, where they recovered the body of Clifton McFadden III. He was reported missing last week.

Due to the decomposition of the body, the department is waiting for positive identification from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The cause and manner of death is still unknown.

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help finding Clifton Daniel McFadden III, aka Tre McFadden, who they say is considered an at-risk or endangered adult.

McFadden was last seen Monday at his parent’s residence at 110 Fieldcrest Drive in Jacksonville.

Anyone with information about McFadden’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Det. Sgt. Lincoln at jonathan_lincoln@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.  Callers are asked to refer to case number 2017008441 when calling.

Callers are asked to refer to case number 2017008441 when calling.

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