The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the death of Bradley Shoaf, who was found dead in a home near Ridge Road in May after he was reported missing in January. Capt. Cory Mann said the department has yet to receive autopsy results.
When Shoaf's body was found in a vacant home in the area of Black Sawmill Road and Ridge Road on May 8, investigators did not observe any evidence of foul play. The body was transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh where it was identified as Shoaf, 32, of Lexington.
An autopsy is underway to confirm a cause of death. Mann said it could be up to six months before investigators get the full results.
Shoaf was reported missing Jan. 14.
According to friend Dave Hicks, Shoaf and two other people were involved in a minor traffic accident during the previous weekend's wintry weather. The truck they were riding in swerved into a ditch and could not be removed, according to Hicks, so the passengers wandered off.
The driver of the truck and the other passenger made it home. But according to Hicks, Shoaf never did. He was last spotted by a resident near Ridge Road and Bud Sink Road in the early morning hours of Jan. 13, Hicks said.
According to Capt. Cory Mann, investigators sent out information to residents in the Ridge Road area asking them to search their properties for Shoaf or any signs of a disturbance. Deputies also offered to search properties for homeowners who were uncomfortable doing it themselves. In March, Mann said multiple property searches were completed, but they did not yield any new evidence or leads.
The Sheriff's Office had no new leads in Shoaf's disappearance, according to Mann, until the remains were reported in May.
Anyone with information on Price's disappearance is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at (336) 242-2105.
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