RCMP have recovered a body from a car that went off the road in eastern P.E.I., and early indications are that the driver was a man from Howe Point who was last seen in early June.

Joey Francis Laybolt, 44, left a residence in Montague in the early morning hours of June 2, driving a dark blue or black Chrysler Sebring, and has not been seen since.

Early Thursday morning, RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of highways 4 and 2 in Dingwells Mills. The car was found about 100 meters into foliage, hidden from view. A passerby noticed evidence something had gone off the road and found the vehicle, which he then reported to police.  

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.