Body of missing Gaston County man found during search in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The body of a missing Gaston County man was found Monday morning in a secluded area in west Charlotte off Hutchinson Lane, near Brookshire Boulevard.

Airborne officers discovered the body of Bryan Davenport in a wooded area not far from where his pickup truck was found Sunday.

Officials said there were no signs of trauma.

Bryan Davenport

(Bryan Davenport)

A Silver Alert was issued for Davenport, 41, after his black truck was found along Brookshire Boulevard between I-485 and Pleasant Grove Road.

Davenport's mother told Channel 9 he disappeared Saturday and reported him missing. On Monday, the search turned into a death investigation.

(Bryan Davenport)

Our crews saw several police cars lining the side of the road and a group of people talking to officers. Davenport may have suffered from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

"If this is actually true, that Bryan didn't suffer,” family friend Jane Guy said. “We ask prayers for his mother that she has peace going forward."

Anyone with information should call Det. Rheinson with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320.

CMPD is assisting in the death investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with for more information.