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Human remains found near missing man's truck in Franklin County

Updated: Nov 4, 2018

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Thursday, a landowner in Franklin County near the intersection of Snow Creek Road and Meeks Road noticed an abandoned pickup truck on land he leases. Franklin County Deputies responded and were able to determine that the vehicle belonged to Eric Dean Guthrie. Eric Guthrie, age 56, was reported missing by a family member to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office on October 23. An initial search did not reveal the location of Guthrie. Friday in the early morning hours, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office conducted a grid search of the area around Guthrie’s truck. Human remains were found approximately half a mile from Guthrie’s vehicle. The remains have been sent to the forensic lab in Roanoke for identification. There was no evidence of foul play at the scene. Further information will be released once the results of the examination and identification of the body has been completed.

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