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Arrest warrant issued in missing person case after Burke County home search

Investigators were on scene at a home in Hildebran looking to gather information about a missing person.

HILDEBRAN, N.C. — Police are searching for a Hickory man in relation to a person missing out of Catawba County after they searched a Burke County home on Tuesday.

Investigators from separate agencies were at a residence at 3584 Curley's Fish Camp Road in Hildebran on Tuesday looking for information regarding Anthony John Jaworsky, who went missing in July 2021.

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Investigators found evidence at the property that led to an arrest warrant being issued for Mark Anthony Ortiz, 23. It was not confirmed what evidence was found at the scene that led to this decision.

Ortiz, a Hickory resident, is wanted for felonious disposal of a body and felonious obstruction of justice. He has not been arrested yet, according to officials.

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According to a release, Jaworsky went missing on July 13, 2021. He was last seen with his family in the Conover area. His vehicle was found along I-40 in Iredell County shortly after he was reported missing.

Officials from the Burke County Sheriff's Office, Catawba County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and North Carolina State Highway Police are involved in this investigation. 

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