NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities have released the victims' names, but are releasing few other details about the deaths of two men found on North Topsail Beach.
The Daily News of Jacksonville reports authorities on Monday identified the two as Christopher William Stewart and Robert Clinton Shellhammer IV, both 31 and both of Sneads Ferry.
But beyond that, no other details have been released because of an ongoing investigation.
Both died on the beach last Thursday night.
The newspaper reports that death certificates for the two had not been filed by Monday afternoon with the Onslow County Register of Deeds.
Officials said that is not unusual. Death certificates do not have to be filed for five days. Several things, including not being able to get in contact with relatives, could delay the filings.