Mid-day on Saturday, Nov. 22, a body which is believed to be that of Alec Lansing, was found in the Nantahala National Forest.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with multiple volunteers coordinated by the Jackson County Emergency Management Office conducted further searching of the forest where Lansing was last seen. The body was found in a remote portion of the forest by searchers.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigators along with investigators with the United States Forest Service Law Enforcement are working together to continue to investigate the death. An autopsy has been requested by investigators to determine the cause of death.
Lansing has been missing since Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.