Missing 70-year-old Macon County man found dead following multiple searches

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office announced that deputies are searching for Mark Wheeler, a missing 70-year-old.
Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 8:20 PM EDT
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Macon County Sheriff’s Office announced that a missing man was found dead Tuesday after deputies conducted multiple searches to locate him.

Deputies said 70-year-old Mark Wheeler was found dead on Tuesday. They added that they don’t suspect any foul play.

Deputies said that crews from multiple departments worked to find Wheeler, searching over 180 acres by air and ground with a team of first responders and K-9 units. However, officials were unable to locate him until this week.

Officials didn’t release any other details about the situation. We will update this story if officials give new information.