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Name Released Of Dead Man


Last updated 8/11/2021 at 3:45pm

Authorities have released the name of the person whose skeletal remains were found last week in Balsam Grove.

According to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), the remains belonged to 60-year-old William Jerome Payton Jr.

After an autopsy on Tuesday, officials say they still have no reason to suspect foul play in Payton’s death.

According to TCSO Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, authorities still don’t know a definitive time frame for how long Payton has been dead, but they estimate some time around eight months based on interviews conducted in the investigation, so far.


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