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WCSO investigating death in Hound Ears

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Last Updated on June 4, 2021 2:27 pm

The Watauga County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death in the Hound Ears development.

On May 31, 2021 at approximately 10:47 pm, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) was dispatched to the Hound Ears development in reference to a missing person, according to a report from WCSO.

It was reported that a maintenance employee had not clocked out of work for the day, and no one was aware of his location, according to the report.

As deputies were responding, Hound Ears security began a search for Robert G. Presnell age 47 of Linville, NC. Upon arrival, deputies were directed by Hound Ears security to the address of 1860 Hickory where they discovered Mr. Presnell deceased.

This is an ongoing investigation with no further details available at this time, according to WCSO.

The department also went on to say, “The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Presnell.”

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