Body Found Along Wayne County Road Identified

A body discovered last month by a passing motorist in Wayne County has been identified. On July 13th at 9:29am, the Wayne County 911 Center received a call from a citizen driving by about a body in the 600 block of Watershed Road in LaGrange.

Deputies and detectives were dispatched to the area and located a deceased unidentified male at the wood line near the highway.

On July 28, 2022, the deceased male subject was identified by the NC Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh as 21 year old Alex Sharpless II from Greenville, NC. Authorities have not said how Sharpless died or how long his body may have been beside the roadway.

Anyone who may have information related to the incident is asked to please contact Detective Donald Gregory at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-705-6567.