A body was discovered in a wooded area near Walmart in Aberdeen Saturday. A man walking along a path in the woods found the body and called 911.
Emergency crews declared the man dead at the scene at 9:42 a.m.
A body was discovered about 200 feet from the opening of a path near Walmart on Nov. 26.
The body was found down a path that runs on the left side of Walmart. The body was located about 200 feet from the entrance of the path. Aberdeen Police sealed off the area.
Image by Apple Maps.
Aberdeen Police Captain Brian Chavis spoke to Sandhills Sentinel and identified the man as 23-year-old Shaun Bradley Dixon of Pinebluff. Police were told Dixon was currently homeless and was staying in the woods.
Aberdeen Police Captain Brian Chavis walks toward the police tape where a body was found in the woods by Walmart.
According to Chavis, they do not have a cause of death at this time. The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Aberdeen Police Department’s vehicles sit at the entrance of the path where a body was located.
Departments responding to the scene were Moore County EMS, Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Aberdeen Police Department, and Moore County Sheriff’s Department.
Feature photo: Aberdeen Police Lieutenant Justin Newberry walks down the path away from the scene.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.