The Latest (10/27/21):
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said the body found on the banks of the Catawba River in Morganton Friday has been identified.
The Medical Examiner’s Office at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem announced Tuesday that the body has been identified as Shawn Jeroskey Cash.
Cash was reported missing by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
Investigators are awaiting the Medical Examiners official cause of death report. The preliminary cause of death is noted as drowning with toxicology results pending, according to officials.
Original Story (10/22/21):
MORGANTON, N.C. — The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation after finding the body of an unidentified man on the banks of the Catawba River in Morganton on Friday.
Deputies say the body appears to have been there for around 10 days and the cause of death is still unknown.
This is a developing story.
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