Body of missing Wellsville man found

WELLSVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – A man who has been missing for two weeks in Wellsville was found dead.

Police said the body of 24-year-old Zane Carter was found about 7:30 p.m. Thursday beneath some brush and a tarpaulin at 12th Street and White Street, near the former Sterling China Company lot in Wellsville.

Investigators said two people were with Carter when he may have overdosed on drugs the night he disappeared. Those two told police where they could find Carter’s body.

Wellsville Police Lt. Eddie Wilson said the same wooded area near 12th and White streets where Carter’s body was found was searched on foot with cadaver dogs last week, but the body was not detected. He said he did not suspect that the body was placed there after their search.

“We searched the areas with cadaver dogs different times and just didn’t find him. It was pretty well hidden in the woods,” Wilson said.

Carter was last seen Aug.7. Five days later, his friends formed a search party to look for him.

Carter said there are several suspects in the case and investigators will be working with prosecutors on charges.

“The investigation led us all the way. These people we had interviewed, they were not forthcoming at all. The most I can tell you is out of about five or six different groups, there was a lot of lying going on and I don’t understand why because they were not even tied to it,” Carter said.

Earlier, police charged Mindy Hissom, 38, with obstruction of justice for providing false information in the case.

Carter’s father, Quinn Carter, said his son had been battling depression, which is how he got hooked on drugs.

“He is going to truly be missed and I didn’t realize that Zane touched so many lives,” Quinn Carter said.

Quinn Carter is still coming to terms with the loss of his son. He said now that Zane’s body has been found, his family and the Wellsville community can start to move on.

“Now we can heal cause we know where he is,” Quinn Carter said.

The investigation is ongoing.



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