Missing Waterford man Gregory King discovered dead

- A missing Waterford man has been discovered dead.

Gregory King's body was discovered Wednesday not far across the street from where he worked, Bingo City on Dixie Highway according to police. His body was found behind the Marketti School of Cosmetology on the other side of the street.

There have been no details yet as to how King died but investigators say it appeared that he had been dead for a few days. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine his cause of death.

King, nicknamed Burt, worked as a cook at Bingo City and had a side job laying asphalt. He had not been seen since Friday, July 21st when he was sent home early from Bingo City after seeming tired from his asphalt job,

His boss Steven Campbell - who told FOX 2 King had not missed a day in four years on the job - said that the man's roommate offered to drive him home. But his roommate said King instead opted to walk home at 7 p.m. that night to his apartment on Scott Lake Road.

After searching the area, King's friends and family say he was spotted at Watkins Lake Road and Dixie Highway around 8 p.m. Friday and appeared upset. He was not seen again.

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King's brother admits Burt has had a tough time, saying King has been jailed twice and has had issues with drugs and alcohol. His friends and family were worried he may have slipped to his old ways but vowed to keep searching for him.

"He's kind of stayed with friends and stuff, but he's never disappeared for four or five days," Matt King told FOX 2 at the time.

 

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