GASTONIA, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The body of a missing man was found on a Gastonia road on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, according to the police department.

Officials were called to the scene around 5:00 p.m., the 1200 block of Union Road near Firestone Memorial Cemetery.

On Thursday, police identified the man as 32-year-old Patrick Allison, Jr.

Allison had been reported missing by his family on January 29.

Investigators said they are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of the man’s death.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.