LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies say a body found inside a parked truck has been identified as a missing Lincoln County man.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, a man's body was found in the truck near Hill's Chapel Church on South N.C. 16 Business Highway. The vehicle was parked in a grove of trees behind the church and hidden from the view.

The body was identified as 57-year-old Michael Hinsey, of Denver. He was reported missing December 28, 2017, by his son, according to deputies.

At the time of his disappearance, 57-year-old Michael Todd Hinsey was last seen on December 23 in Lincolnton.

Hinsey's death is under investigation, deputies say.