Body of Nash County 18-year-old found near Enfield 2 days after he was reported missing: Sheriff

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ENFIELD, N.C. (WTVD) -- Deputies in Halifax County are conducting a death investigation after an 18-year-old was found dead.

The sheriff's office said Tuesday that it received a call around 4:10 p.m. Monday from the Wilson Police Department that a body had been found near NC Highway 481, just outside Enfield. Wilson Police were investigating a missing-person case when the discovery was made.

The body was later identified as that of Amir Hinnant, of Spring Hope. The Halifax County Sheriff's Office said Hinnant's family reported him missing on Saturday to Wilson police.

The sheriff's office said it believes Hinnant died elsewhere and his body was dumped in rural Halifax County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at (252) 583-8201 or Halifax County Crimestoppers at (252) 583-4444.

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