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A missing North Carolina man was found dead in his Myrtle Beach hotel room Tuesday morning, authorities said.

He was identified as Gregory Earl Cole, 69, according to a news release from the Horry County coroner's office.

Myrtle Beach police responded to the Sandy Beach Resort on Ocean Boulevard just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after Cole was reported missing out of Brunswick County.

Officers found him deceased in his hotel bed. The release said he died between Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.

Police continue to investigate the case. Check back for updates.

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