Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats told WTVD-TV in Durham that while he can't rule out a connection, there is nothing to indicate each of the discoveries is related.
Local media sources report the latest body was found partially decomposed Thursday in a wooded area in Spring Lake. Coats identified the person on Friday as 32-year-old Dennis Alan Conley of Cameron. The sheriff said the death is being treated as a homicide.
Two bodies were found on Aug. 17 and charges were filed in those cases. Two other deaths were reported on Aug. 14 and those cases remain unsolved.
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