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Man found dead at Hyco Lake

Friday, July 06, 2012

Person County investigators are trying to figure out how a man found dead at Hyco Lake may have died.

The body of 20-year-old Alton Lee Bell, of Winston-Salem, was discovered this morning at the Hyco Marina.

Clerks at a nearby store say the man appeared on their surveillance video when they opened their store this morning.

Then a passerby told the store clerks that a man appeared to be sleeping on the docks. Someone later discovered that Bell was dead.

Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones says Bell was part of a group of independent contractors who had been working to clear storm debris along the east coast. The group had stopped at the campgrounds at Hyco Lake for a break.

Investigators said they do not suspect foul play, but the body has been taken to the North Carolina Medical Examiner's office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

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