Remains identified; homicide suspected

HAMPTONVILLE — A body was discovered last month has now been identified as Mitchell Paul Casstevens of Hamptonville. Casstevens was last seen three years ago and detectives are asking for any information the public may have regarding the case.

Around 6 p.m. on May 10, Yadkin County Sheriff’s office received a report that a body had been found at 4800 U.S. 21 in Hamptonville. The sheriff’s office conducted an investigation at the scene. The body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for an autopsy and identification.

Casstevens was 52 years old and was last seen in 2012 in the area of Welborn’s Motel in the Hamptonville area. The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case as a homicide.

Anyone having information about the case is asked to contact the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office at 336-849-7800.

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