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Update Released On Discovery Of Human Remains

Update Released On Discovery Of Human Remains

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office issued an update Wednesday (March 23) on the discovery of human remains earlier this week.

On Monday (March 21), decomposed human remains were found in a wooded area located approximately thirty yards off of Sulphur Springs Road in Hiddenite. It is estimated that the individual has been deceased for a number of weeks. Due to the level of decomposition, identification has not been made.

The body was discovered by members of the Hiddenite Volunteer Fire Department. These members were assisting in the ground search for a missing person, 54-year-old Kenneth Dale Walker, who was reported missing on February 24, 2022. During the search, Fire Department members found the remains and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

The body was found approximately one-quarter mile away from the missing person’s residence on Sulphur Springs Road. The autopsy was conducted Wednesday. Sheriff Bowman thanked the Hiddenite Fire Department for their assistance in this matter.

If you have any information in reference to this case, please contact the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at (828)632-1111 or (828)632-2911, or Alexander County Crimestoppers at (828)632-8555.