LUMBERTON — Police have released the name of a homeless man whose body was found in the Lumber River on July 30.
Robert Wayne Hunt, 50, of Lumberton, was found floating in the river near the West Second Street bridge by a passerby, according to Lumberton police Capt. Johnny Barnes.
Barnes said police weren’t releasing Hunt’s identity until his relatives were notified; however, they were unsuccessful in making contact with anyone, he said, and decided to go ahead and release the man’s name publicly.
According to Barnes, autopsy results are still pending, but preliminary findings suggest that Hunt drowned.
Barnes said Hunt was born in Robeson County but lived in Delaware for a number of years. He was found with Delaware and New Jersey identification, he said.