Missing 71 Year-Old Man Found Dead

Walter Lee Johnson

GOLDSBORO – An autopsy will be performed to determine how a missing 71 year-old Wayne County man died. 

On August 6th, Walter Lee Johnson was reported missing to Goldsboro Police. He was last seen at his home on Swan Street earlier that morning.  He had numerous medical issues and was considered “at risk.”  A Silver Alert was immediately issued.

After the missing person report was filed, police began canvassing the neighborhood and interviewing residents in the area. 

Today (Tuesday), police were continuing their canvass of the neighborhood and discovered Mr. Johnson’s body in a ditch in the 800 block of N. Center Street.

Goldsboro Police are awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine how Mr. Johnson died.