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Friends and family remember Adam Muhammad

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Hundreds of friends, family, and community members came together to celebrate his life. Hundreds of friends, family, and community members came together to celebrate his life.
The body was found March 17 around 7 a.m. at the number seven beach access near the marina on Bald Head Island. The body was found March 17 around 7 a.m. at the number seven beach access near the marina on Bald Head Island.

SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – Adam Muhammad's family finally has closure after six weeks of mystery.

Those who knew Muhammad gathered Monday to remember the man who was reported missing before his body washed up on Bald Head Island last week.

A large crowd gathered at Northwood Cemetery in Southport to lay his body to rest during an Islamic Graveside Committal Service.

The 22-year-old, diagnosed with schizophrenia, went missing on Valentine's Day after he left work at the Yacht Basin Eatery.

Jill Brown, part-owner of the restaurant, says the hardest part about this whole ordeal was the pain of not knowing what happened.

"33 days of not knowing, and wondering, is he ok? Is he hurt? Is he in a ditch somewhere? That was torture," Brown said.

Torture doesn't even begin to describe what Adam's Mother, Aleyah Muhammad has been going through over the past six weeks. Aleyah says that when Adam went missing, so too did a piece of her heart.

"It was gone, ripped out of my chest," said Muhammad. "Unless you've been through it, you don't know how it is."

Moving forward, Aleyah still wants to know who is responsible for her son's death. She believes there are people out there withholding information, but for now, she's focusing her attention on laying her son to rest in the proper way.

"I'm sleeping better, resting better, it's like a calmness has come over everything."

No suspects have been detained for questioning; however, Southport Police detectives continue to investigate, searching for new information or evidence.

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