Catawba and Burke County authorities searching for suspect in missing person case

The warrant is for a search of a property located on Curley’s Fish Camp Road near Highway 70.
The case of a missing Catawba County person has taken investigators to Burke County where an intensive investigation has been going on for the past two days.
Published: Jul. 12, 2022 at 8:48 PM EDT
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BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and SBI attempted to serve a warrant on Tuesday relating to a missing person’s case.

The identity of the missing person is Anthony Jaworsky of Catawba County, who was last seen by his family in the Conover area on July 13, 2021. Jaworsky’s vehicle had been located along I-40 in Iredell County by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol shortly after he was reported missing.

The warrant was for a search of a property located on Curley’s Fish Camp Road near Highway 70. During the search, evidence leading to an arrest warrant was obtained for 23-year-old Mark Anthony Ortiz of Hickory. He is wanted for felonious disposal of a body, pursuant to felonious obstruction of justice.

As of Wednesday, Ortiz has not been arrested. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be provided when available.

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