Body Found Under Home Could Be Man Reported Missing

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify a body discovered under a dilapidated doublewide mobile home.  On August 3rd, deputies responded to Valerie Lane in Linden after a deceased person was located under the dwelling. Detectives and the medical examiner were able to determine the remains were a male. There were no visible signs of injury. Fentanyl was discovered on the individual.  

An autopsy was performed August 4th at the NC Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh.  A toxicology report is pending.

Investigators said the body was located a short distance from where Ryan Alexander Parker was reported missing.  Based on the clothing Parker was wearing at the time he disappeared, authorities believe it is him.  DNA testing is in progress for confirmation on his identity, according to Sheriff Wayne Coats.