Vinton County authorities found the suspected human remains and a shotgun in Londonderry.
During a search for a missing man, the Vinton County Sheriff's Office found what could be human remains and a shot gun. Authorities say they were looking for 53-year-old Stephen Dempsey, of Ashville, Wednesday, when they found a shotgun partially submerged in water and debris in the creek near Old Route 50 in Londonderry.
Authorities also found what was believed to be human remains, so BCI&I and the county coroner were called to the scene. The suspected human remains have been sent to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office for testing. Further details are not yet available.