AUBURN, Ala (EETV)- Auburn Police received a 911 call Wednesday morning from a family that stated they had located a missing family member deceased beside Lee Road 10.

Upon arrival by EMS and police, they located the body of 67-year-old Charlie Lee Macon, of Auburn, in a culvert in the 3200 block of Lee Road 10. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced Macon dead at the scene. 

Macon had apparently been missing since Monday and a missing person report had been filed with police. Family had been searching for him as he often walked the highways picking up cans. When they noticed some bags with cans on the side of the roadway, they stopped and found him in the culvert. 

It appears that Macon fell about 8 to 9 feet to the concrete below the roadway. No foul play is suspected at this time. 

His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery to determine the cause of death. The death investigation is ongoing by the Auburn Police and the Lee County Coroner’s office