Missing North Carolina man’s body found in lake, was to start teaching in East Forsyth Middle School
Fourth Estate Staff
KERNERSVILLE, NC, United States (4E) – A North Carolina man was found dead in a lake after disappearing days before he was supposed to star his first year as a teacher, sheriff’s deputies have confirmed.
The friends and families of the man, identified as 23-year-old Krishawn Noble, went to Kernersville Park in Forsyth County in order to help in the searching and the recovering of the body of Noble. According to Maj . Danny Carter, the family members of Noble had to rent paddle boats and found his body in Kernersville Lake on Friday.
After successfully locating the body of Noble, Deputy Brad Stanley pointed out that a family member went into labor and two more passed out. The rental boat of Noble reportedly washed ashore without him in it on Thursday. Police officials have not released a cause of death but they said that they are treating it as a possible drowning case.
Accordingly, Noble rented the paddle boat at around 11:30 A.M. on Thursday. Park officials pointed out that they saw the boat back onshore at around 1 P.M. Only his wallet was found in the boat. It is believed that no one else was aboard the boat except for Noble.
Hours before the boat was found onshore, officials went to his home at around 9 A.M. on Thursday in order to conduct a welfare check because he did not show up for work. Deputies said that they saw Noble at his home and seemed fine. However, it was not clear what his reason was why he did not show up for work. He was supposed to teach at East Forsyth Middle School. He served as a student teacher at the institution and was supposed to teach for the 2016-2017 school year.
His remains have been taken to the medical examiner’s officer for an autopsy and forensic teams are still documenting evidence they have gathered. Foul play is not being suspected in the incident.
Winston-Salem State University officials said in a statement: “Winston-Salem State University faculty, staff and students are deeply saddened to learn of the death of May 2016 alumnus Krishawn Noble. Krishawn was a middle grades education student at WSSU . He was an exceptional student, appearing regularly on the university’s Dean’s List. He was involved in the university’s Real Men Teach program, which is designed to increase the number of black male teachers in the United States.”