YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A car was discovered in the Yadkin River Thursday that could be connected to a missing teen.
It was part of a search to find Nicholas Allen, 17, who was reported missing in February when they found a 2017 Dodge Journey vehicle.
According to Richie Simmons, Davidson County Sheriff, there were human remains in the vehicle which matched the description of what Nicholas was last driving.
It was the Dive Team, Adventures with Purpose that volunteered in the search and located the car with the body inside.
Simmons said investigators were unable to identify the remains and they have been sent to the medical examiner.
He said they will continue the investigation and have an outcome to give to the family. He also said they will have to get the autopsy back to help with the investigation.
Allen was last seen around February 20, in the Simerson Road area of Davidson County.
Police said at the time that, Allen may have been driving his mom’s black Dodge Journey with NC plate HCV-9093 and may have had a .22 caliber rifle.
His mother, Judy Riley, said she believed he grabbed the gun to sell for gas money but didn’t believe he would use it.
Riley said she couldn’t track her son by phone at the time because it was turned off.