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Death investigation underway after body found in Pee Dee River

File photo from the landing at the Diggs Tract.
William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — A man reported missing early last week was reportedly found in the Pee Dee River Saturday evening.

According to Sheriff Mark Gulledge, deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Diggs Tract boat landing, off of Old Cheraw Highway south of Cordova, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to a body found in the river.

Members of Cordova Fire and Rescue assisted deputies and the medical examiner reach the victim by boat and detectives began the investigation, the sheriff said.

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The victim has been identified as Christopher Lee Huckabee Jr. of Rockingham, according to the sheriff.

Gulledge said the investigation is ongoing and asks anyone with credible information contact Detectives David Wall or Marcus Brown at 910-410-1117 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.

 

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