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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Friday September 9th, 2022 :: 04:48 p.m. EDT


Body Found on Curtis Creek Identified

Remains found by Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue personnel in a remote area off Curtis Creek on August 8th have been identified by the NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as those of Gabriel Focaracci. He was last seen at his Asheville residence on June 24th. No foul play is suspected.

“We send our condolences to the family of Mr. Focaracci”, states Sheriff Ricky T. Buchanan, “and we hope this brings some closure for them.” “I am very proud of the efforts by our detectives, along with our partnering emergency service agencies that assisted with this search and recovery.”

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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Non-emergencies: 828-652-2235

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