Crime & Courts

Body of missing man found

Authorities have identified the body found in a ravine Friday as that of a man reported missing last week, officials said.

Larry Gerard Mobley of Marvin Circle was found in a ravine near a wooded area on Galilean Road, York Police Capt. Tommy Jenkins said. The 42-year-old man's death is being investigated as suspicious, Jenkins said.

"He was found in the bottom of the ravine," Jenkins said of Mobley, who was last seen in late January. "We didn't see any marks that would indicate that he fell, so we're not sure how he got in there."

Officials have not determined how Mobley died, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said. An autopsy did not reveal any suspicious wounds, she said. A toxicology test is pending.

Mobley's body, found around 1:15 p.m. Friday, had been in the ravine for at least two days, Gast said.

"He was missing his shirt," Jenkins said. "One shoe was off. One shoe was on."

Family members and friends said they last saw Mobley around 11 p.m. Jan. 30, according to police reports.

Mobley had been "drinking heavily" and was causing a disturbance outside his Marvin Circle home, a missing persons report notes.

When the disturbance was investigated, Mobley could not be found, according to the report.

Instead, his hat and jacket were found.

The report also notes that Mobley was wearing blue jeans, an Army-type shirt and brown shoes.

Anyone with information should call the York Police Department at 803-684-4141 or CrimeStoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.

-- The (Rock Hill) Herald