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Body of Jonesborough man found in creek near Cherokee casino

Associated Press • Jul 24, 2013 at 9:32 AM

CHEROKEE, N.C. — Authorities are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a creek near Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino in western North Carolina.

Cherokee Police Department spokeswoman Alica Wildcatt identified the man Monday as 84-year-old Robert Evans of Jonesborough, Tenn. Wildcatt said no foul play is suspected.

Wildcatt said police responded to a report of the body in Soco Creek Monday morning. The creek runs beside the casino off U.S. 19.