Body found in car in woods

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.
Early indications are the body found in this car was that of Joey Francis Laybolt, who was last seen in early June. (Maggie Brown/CBC)

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.