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Man found dead on Lake Murray spillway identified

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Swindler's clothing and belongings (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Swindler's clothing and belongings (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
Facial reconstruction done on the victim's remains (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Facial reconstruction done on the victim's remains (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The Lexington County Coroner's Office, along with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, has identified human remains that were found at the Lake Murray spillway in 2010.

According to Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman, the remains have been identified as 38-year-old Daniel James Swindler of Bountiful, Utah.

Both offices received a phone call from Mr. Swindler's sister when she recognized the backpack, belt and forensic facial reconstruction posted on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Unidentified Remains website.

A comparison of dental x-rays and dental records determined that the remains were those of Mr. Swindler.

Swindler was found deceased on the Dreher Shoals Dam spillway on October 20, 2010. He was found wearing cut off jean shorts, brown leather sandals and a red backpack. Inside the red backpack was a blue colored T-shirt. 

Autopsy results were inconclusive as to the cause of death, but a forensic pathologist found no indication of foul play. 

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