Cooper announces reward for information in Union County murder case

WINGATE, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Joshua Tramaine Allen.

A news release from the governor’s office on Wednesday said the 33-year-old Allen was last seen alive in Marshville on Jan. 23.

On Feb. 9, Allen’s body was found in a wooded area in Wingate, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

A man’s dump truck broke down and when he pulled off the road, he immediately called 911 because he found Allen’s body.

Allen was reported missing to the Marshville Police Department on Jan. 25.

No other updates surrounding the case have been released.

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