Body Found Near Benson Water Tower

Photo by John Payne

BENSON – Benson Police and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded New Year’s Eve night to a body reportedly found in a field off E. Mann Street near the Benson Water Tower. The body was located just behind the National Guard Armory.

Benson Fire and Johnston County EMS units responded to the first reports of an unresponsive person around 9:00pm Saturday. The individual was determined to be deceased when they arrived..

On Wednesday, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said the name of the individual would not be released at this time. However, authorities did say foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is being performed to determine how the person died.

The location of the body was just outside the Benson city limits.