Body found along Lee Rd 10 is reported missing 67-year-old man

UPDATE

11/15/17 p.m. 3:56 p.m. — Lee County Coroner Bill Harris confirms that the body found along Lee Road 10 was 67-year-old Charlie Lee Macon of Auburn.

The coroner says Macon had been missing since Monday and a missing report was filed with the police. Family had been searching for him as he walked the highway picking up cans. The family noticed some bags with cans on the side of the road, they stopped and found his body in the culvert.

Macon’s body will be taken to the medical examiner’s office in Montgomery to determine a cause of death.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

LEE COUNTY, Ala. — Auburn investigators confirm to News 3 there is a death investigation happening along Lee Road 10 or Beehive Road on Auburn, near Lee Road 9.

Police confirm a body has been found near the roadway. A portion of the roadway is blocked. It appears there is activity near a culvert in the road.

Investigators tell News 3 they are still trying to confirm if the body belongs to a 67-year-old man who was reported missing by his family near the area. Investigators tell us the man has health issues and is known to walk in the area of Lee Road 10.

Police tell us at this point, no foul play is suspected.

Stay with News 3 for updates on this developing story.

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